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  • Training Video (June 9, 2021) (Access code: 6921Rescue!)
    This training discusses the way cities and towns can partner with other governments, nonprofits and for-profit organizations to address areas of the four categories of eligible use of the funds: Public health, negative economic impact, premium pay, and water, sewer and broadband infrastructure. Includes a brief review of the mechanics of subawards and an introduction to the Uniform Grant Guidance. 
  • Subawards Presentation (PDF)

  • Subawards Portion of the Interim (PDF)


  • Training Video (June 23, 2021) (Access code: #@8$BTyr)

  • Reporting Presentation (PDF)

  • Reporting FAQs (Treasury) (PDF)

  • Reporting Types & Dates (PDF)

  • SLFRF Compliance and Reporting Guidance (PDF)


Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act (March 24, 2021)

  • Training Video 
    This training provides an overview of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) prior to the US Treasury’s release of guidance. This training covers the broad scope of the ARPA and the text of the ARPA. 

​​US Treasury Interim Rule – Eligible Uses of the Funds (May 13, 2021)

  • Training Video
    This training walks through the 151-page Interim Rule released by the US Treasury, and provides an overview of the timeline to spend the funds, eligible and ineligible uses, and reporting requirements.
  • Interim Rule Presentation (PDF)

​Overview (July 21, 2021)

​Overview with the National League of Cities (August 4, 2021)


Additional Documents

  • American Rescue Plan Act Subtitle M
    Section of the ARPA specific to local governments. (PDF)
  • FAQs on Distribution of Funds to Non-entitlement Units of Local Government (June 30, 2021)
    This supplemental document contains answers to FAQs regarding the distribution of funds to non-entitlement units of local government (NEUs) under the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSFRF / CLFRF, or Fiscal Recovery Funds). (PDF)
  • US Treasury Guidance Interim Final Rule ARP (May 17, 2021)
    Interim Final Rule sets forth additional rules that must be followed by cities and towns. It includes more information on the eligible uses of the Rescue Plan's Fiscal Recover Funds grants, explains how the funds will be distributed, describes the reporting framework and potential consequences of ineligible expenses. (PDF)
  • Population Figures Used to Compute American Rescue Grant Amounts 
    City/town name and 2019 population estimate. (PDF)
  • Non-Metro Checklist for Requesting Initial Payment 
    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration information on how NEUs request funding. (PDF)