This template letter can be used to ask state and local governments for their reports if the reports in your community have not been made easily accessible. The template includes a list of all the reports various entities are required to submit, and the dates by which they are to be submitted.
Community Safety & the American Rescue Plan: A Guide to Using Fiscal Recovery Grants to Advance Holistic SafetyChloe2022-08-30T18:38:33+00:00
This report explores the Fiscal Recovery Fund created by the American Rescue Plan Act, a source for funding proven public safety measures that center communities over punishment.
The How to Tell Your City’s Recovery Story resource provides local governments with a step-by-step guide on reporting how they plan to spend ARP dollars.
The right way to begin ARP decision-making is with meaningful and proactive public engagement for cities large and small. In particular, this outreach needs to include intentional engagement with the diverse and disadvantaged populations that suffered the most significant impacts from the pandemic recovery initiatives.
10 Priorities for Advancing Racial Equity Through the American Rescue Plan: A Guide for City and County PolicymakersChloe2022-08-30T19:15:57+00:00
Developed in partnership with community leaders, chief equity officers, policymakers, economic development practitioners, research and policy organizations, and philanthropic partners, this guide suggests municipal strategies for deploying ARP funds equitably, efficiently, and strategically. Additionally, the guide lays out a framework for equitable decision-making around ARP spending and investments with prompts that local leaders can use to ask questions around racial equity.
This report provides a guide to federal funding in the ARP. We place a special emphasis on formula funds received by local anchors, competitive grants, and funds distributed to public authorities that city leadership can leverage to boost their recovery. We clarify which entities are responsible for applying for grant funds, when funding expires, and what role city and county leadership can play even when they will not be the primary applicant for funds.
A plain language summary of Treasury guidance and possible uses (with reference to page numbers and
sections in the final rule) by State Revenue Alliance.