Non-Entitlement Units Can Prepare Their ARP Allocation Requests

Posted on July 2, 2021 by Dene Westbrook

This morning, the Michigan Department of Treasury finalized the necessary forms and guidance to assist Michigan’s 1,724 “non-entitlement units”, eligible for American Rescue Plan funding on a per capita basis, to submit their requests to receive their eligible distributions. This will be the first of two distributions that NEUs will be eligible to receive under the federal stimulus, with the second distribution expected in 2022.

Treasury anticipates that the following new documents/request submissions will be able to be uploaded to Treasury’s ELITE System by July 6th.

The following information was shared by MI Treasury…

Intended Audience: Non-entitlement units of local government requesting or declining Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Non-entitlement units are defined as primary local governments (cities, villages, townships) other than federally defined metropolitan cities and counties under ARPA.

The ARPA Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government (NEU) Funding Election and Budget Certification Form (Form 5751) is now available for NEUs to complete. Additionally, Numbered Letter 2021-5 is now available to assist NEUs in calculating their top-line budget for CLFRF reporting.   

The Form 5751 will be uploaded into the ELITE system along with other required documentation. Currently, the online submission portal is not active. The online portal to submit the required CLFRF reporting is expected to be live the week of Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

NEUs Can Prepare Application Materials Today

All documents to accept the CLFRF NEU funding are now available. NEUs can complete the following tasks, save each completed file as a PDF, and be ready to upload in the ELITE system in anticipation of the launch next week.

Application Requirements:

Contact Us

More information and resources on CLFRF are available at

Questions regarding the CLFRF can be directed to the Michigan Department of Treasury by e-mail at [email protected].

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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