Webinar on Federal Stimulus Scheduled for June 17

Posted on June 9, 2021 by chackbarth

The Michigan Department of Treasury released the following agenda and registration details for their first webinar on the American Rescue Plan Act, aimed at offering the Department’s initial guidance for implementing the ARP’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

This webinar is scheduled for:

Thursday, June 17, 2021
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association, and Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Department of Treasury is pleased to announce the 13th webinar in the “Updates and Resources for Local Governments” webinar series.

Topics covered will include:

  • Updates on the American Rescue Plan Act, including eligible uses and receipting
  • Strategically utilizing funds

Participants can register and submit questions on the webinar’s registration page.


  1.  Welcome & Introductions Heather Frick, Bureau Director, Bureau of Local Government and School Services, Michigan Department of Treasury
  2. Special Message to Locals
  3. Updates on the American Rescue Plan Act
    1. Receipt of Funds
    2. Eligible and Ineligible Uses of ARPA Funds
    3. Revenue Losses
    4. Reporting
      Eric Bussis, Chief Economist and Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis, Michigan Department of Treasury
      Rod Taylor, Administrator, Community Engagement and Finance Division, Michigan Department of Treasury
  4. Strategically Utilizing All Funds
    Tim Dempsey, Vice President, Public Sector Consultants
  5. Question and Answer 
  6. Closing Remarks
    Heather Frick, Bureau Director, Bureau of Local Government and School Services, Michigan Department of Treasury

Additionally, the Michigan Department of Treasury has developed a webpage with numbered letters, memorandums, webinars, and resources regarding COVID-19 updates for local governments and school districts. This webpage was created to ensure that Michigan communities have access to the most up-to-date guidance and is updated frequently with information and resources as they become available. 

Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of Treasury has issued interim rules for the American Rescue Plan Act. These rules are subject to change. The information provided during this webinar is solely intended for general reference and is not comprehensive or final information. It is recommended that local governments review all guidance from federal Treasury and contact their legal counsel and auditor for your specific situation.


Chris Hackbarth is the League’s director of state & federal affairs. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 and [email protected].

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