Regional Workshop for Local Government ARPA Funding
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About the Event
Regional Meetings for ARPA Local Government Funding
On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 establishing the $350 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, $150 billion of which is earmarked for distribution to local and tribal governments. Generally, allowable uses of the fund include (but are not limited to):
- Responding to or mitigating the COVID-19 public health emergency;
- Providing government services to the extent of a reduction in revenue;
- Making necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure;
- Responding to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers.
This is a unique opportunity to make critical investments to reshape Michigan communities. Local governments will have new opportunities to invest in infrastructure, facilities, and services with dedicated ARPA recovery funds. Regional impacts of stimulus spending will vary by region, but those governments that spend to build capacity and infrastructure to leverage other public and private investment, while considering the region, will likely see the greatest return on investment.
As a member of the Michigan Association of Regions (MAR), Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is pleased to offer this workshop with MAR and Michigan State University (MSU) Extension faculty to explore Local Fiscal Recovery Fund spending opportunities in a regional context. Join other local leaders to learn about:
- ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Basic Rules
- Best Practices for Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Spending
- Practical Considerations for Contracts, Accounting, and Project Management
- Group Discussions Related to Regional Collaboration
- Leveraging Other State and Federal Funding and Priorities
The workshops are intended for regional planning and development board members, other local elected and appointed officials, tribal government officials, economic development practitioners, and other public and non-profit community development organization staff.
Hosted by Tri-County Regional Planning Commission virtually on September 29, 2021, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NOTE: Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 27, 2021.
If you are unable to attend the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission's Workshop on Sept. 29, click here to view additional opportunities in other regions.
Cost: There is no cost to attend the workshops
- Eric Scorsone, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy
- Arnold Weinfeld, Director for Workforce and Economic Development Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship; Associate Director - Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, College of Social Science
- MSU Extension - Government & Community Vitality educators
- Regional staff