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Covid Stimulus Watch

2022-09-19T19:26:24+00:00September 19, 2022|Categories: Tracker|Issues: | Government Type: , , , , |Good Jobs First| link: https://covidstimuluswatch.org/|

Covid Stimulus Watch assembles CARES Act and ARPA recipient data and combines it with information about each firm’s history of regulatory violations, previous government assistance, federal tax avoidance, and CEO and worker pay practices.

Infrastructure Funding Navigator

2022-09-19T19:33:06+00:00September 19, 2022|Categories: Tool|Issues: , | Government Type: , , , , , |HR&A Advisors| link: https://ifn.hraadvisors.com/projects/draft|

The Infrastructure Funding Navigator is a tool designed to help state and local governments, non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, transportation agencies, utilities, and service providers assess the potential eligibility and readiness of infrastructure projects seeking federal funding. The IFN Beta filters 350+ federal infrastructure funding and financing programs.

HR&A Advisors

2022-09-19T19:33:40+00:00September 14, 2022|Categories: Organization|Issues: , | link: https://www.hraadvisors.com/|

HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is a consulting firm working with clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, first into actionable plans then into job-producing, community-strengthening assets.

Louisianans Come Together to Call for ARP-Funded Equitable Recovery Plan

2022-09-07T13:53:08+00:00September 7, 2022|Categories: Case Study|Issues: , , , , , , , | Government Type: |Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)| link: https://leadtogether.us/case_study/louisiana/|

The Louisiana Budget Project brought together 17 organizations to draft and promote a Recovery Agenda for Louisiana in advance of the state’s budget session. The budget creates the potential for even greater future investments in an equitable recovery.

Interim Reports and Recovery Plan Performance Reports – 2021

2022-08-30T19:21:02+00:00August 30, 2022|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report| Government Type: , , , , |U.S. Department of the Treasury| link: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds/recovery-plan-performance-reports-2021|

States, cities, and counties with more than 250,000 people must publish annual Performance Plan Recovery Reports on how they will use their SLFRF. In addition, all states, localities, tribal governments and territories must submit Project and Expenditure Reports detailing the projects being funded with SLFRF and the progress implementing them. You can use the Treasury Department database of reports to figure out which projects are being supported and determine how much funding is still available

Missouri ARP Funds Allocation Map

2022-08-15T14:59:28+00:00August 11, 2022|Categories: Tracker| Government Type: , |Hester Street| link: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/56d363271f2a403aac5e455229479d6d/|

A map tracking ARP allocation amounts and community input processes for counties and cities in Missouri.

A Recovery Agenda for Louisiana

2022-08-08T20:18:35+00:00August 8, 2022|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: , , , , , , , | Government Type: |Louisiana Budget Project (LBP)| link: https://www.labudget.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/A-Recovery-Agenda-for-Louisiana.pdf|

This Recovery Agenda is centered on some key priorities as Louisiana comes out of the pandemic and continues to rebuild from Hurricanes Laura and Ida: supporting workers; addressing housing needs; investing in families and poverty reduction; helping children; and making our government and communities more resilient. It was developed in partnership with advocates and community leaders across Louisiana, with the goal of building a more inclusive and equitable recovery.

Louisiana Budget Project (LBP)

2022-08-08T20:14:35+00:00August 8, 2022|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://www.labudget.org/|

The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. LBP works to change public policy by: creating a deeper understanding of the state budget and budget-related issues; looking at the big picture of how the budget impacts citizens encouraging citizens to be vocal about budget issues that are important to them; and providing insight and leadership to drive the policy debate.

National Conference of State Legislatures Tracker

2022-07-27T22:26:11+00:00July 27, 2022|Categories: Tracker| Government Type: , |National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)| link: https://www.ncsl.org/research/fiscal-policy/arpa-state-fiscal-recovery-fund-allocations.aspx|

The information in this database was collected through legislation and executive orders. Where appropriate, news releases and media articles were used to supplement details on the specific use of funds. This database does not include proposals. Focuses on states and territories. Allows users to focus on selected states and types of spending. Includes links to relevant legislation or executive orders.

CBPP Tracker: Fiscal Recovery Fund Spending by States, U.S. Territories

2022-07-27T22:26:04+00:00July 27, 2022|Categories: Tracker| Government Type: , |Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)| link: https://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/resource-lists/fiscal-recovery-funds-in-the-american-rescue-plan|

Many states and territories have appropriated a substantial share of their Fiscal Recovery Funds. These interactives present information on their allocation of the funds, including investments that enhance equity.

Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker

2022-07-27T22:25:59+00:00July 27, 2022|Categories: Tracker| Government Type: , |Brookings Metro National League of Cities National Association of Counties (NACo)| link: https://www.nlc.org/resource/local-government-arpa-investment-tracker/|

The Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker is an online resource that compiles information from local governments to offer a detailed picture of how large cities and counties (with populations of at least 250,000) are deploying the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars.

Template letter to request information on SLFRF spending

2022-07-27T22:21:52+00:00July 27, 2022|Categories: Guide|Economic Policy Institute (EPI)| link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lNM-lnvPzoO4v7XynPp4kgThs09lCx5i/view?usp=sharing|

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.

SEAP’s ARP Toolkit

2022-07-27T22:11:49+00:00July 27, 2022|Categories: Toolkit| Government Type: , , , , |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/|

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Toolkit was developed by the Southern Economic Advancement Project to assist community leaders, local officials and advocates to better understand the program, all while promoting equity and community engagement.

Will ARPA’s Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Advance Racial Equity?

2022-07-18T18:45:34+00:00July 18, 2022|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report| Government Type: , , , , , | link: https://www.policylink.org/ARPA-equity|

Many cities and counties are still deciding how to spend their remaining local recovery funds from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). To help local governments use these precious resources to address long-standing inequities and reach the communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, PolicyLink and the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy at The New School have released initial findings from our research on how cities across the United States are investing their ARPA resources.

Public Engagement and Transparency Is Key to States and Localities Using Federal Aid to Advance Racial Equity

2022-08-15T15:01:24+00:00July 5, 2022|Categories: Article| Government Type: |Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)| link: https://www.cbpp.org/blog/public-engagement-and-transparency-is-key-to-states-and-localities-using-federal-aid-to|

Public engagement and transparency are critical to ensuring that State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds are spent in ways that meet communities’ priorities, address the greatest harms of the pandemic, and build an inclusive, equitable recovery.

New Haven ARP Local Recovery Fund Proposed Phase 3 Investment Plan

2022-07-26T16:50:02+00:00June 13, 2022|Categories: Presentation|Issues: , , , , , | Government Type: |City of New Haven| link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5eb02939ba70903a4fdb2e61/t/62bde065b1f61a7031f68d81/1656610918169/American+Rescue+Plan+Ph3+Program+Finance+06-13-22+V+2.0.pdf|

The City of New Haven received $115.8M through the Local Recovery Fund portion of the American Rescue Plan. This presentation shows how the City and Board of Alders propose to use that money to help New Haven recover from the pandemic.

Fiscal Recovery Funds Allocation for States

2022-07-27T22:18:13+00:00May 9, 2022|Categories: Fact Sheet| Government Type: |U.S. Treasury| link: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/fiscalrecoveryfunds-statefunding1-508A.pdf|

Detailed allocation information for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Flexible Recovery Funds Offer States a Tool to Advance Environmental Justice

2022-08-15T20:04:36+00:00May 4, 2022|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report| Government Type: |Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)| link: https://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/flexible-recovery-funds-offer-states-a-tool-to-advance-environmental|

Climate change and other environmental challenges pose a serious risk to people’s health and well-being, especially those with low incomes and communities of color. Some state and local governments are confronting these challenges head-on, using Fiscal Recovery Funds to invest in efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency, stem pollution, clean up environmental hazards, and mitigate or reduce harm to habitats from a variety of sources.

Hester Street

2022-07-26T16:50:19+00:00March 25, 2022|Categories: Organization|Hester Street|

Hester Street is an urban planning, design and development nonprofit that works to ensure neighborhoods are shaped by the people who live in them. We offer planning, design and community development technical assistance to community-based organizations, government and other agencies. Our goal is equitable, sustainable and resilient neighborhoods and cities.

States Must Address K-12 Unfinished Learning for an Equitable Recovery

2022-08-30T19:15:19+00:00March 18, 2022|Categories: Article|Issues: | Government Type: |Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)| link: https://www.cbpp.org/blog/states-must-address-k-12-unfinished-learning-for-an-equitable-recovery|

As K-12 schools continue to recover from COVID-19 pandemic disruptions, states can equitably support students, especially students of color, English learners, students with disabilities, and those from families with low incomes, to complete unfinished learning and address the widening education opportunity gap.

COVID-19: Local Action Tracker

2022-07-27T22:26:20+00:00February 28, 2022|Categories: Tracker| Government Type: , |National League of Cities| link: https://www.nlc.org/resource/covid-19-local-action-tracker/|

Created by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the National League of Cities. Has information from all sorts of local governments, gathered from public news sites and direct submissions from governments. Has ARPA information as well as data from 2020 COVID legislation. Because the data is often just a news story, follow-up is necessary to verify information. This tracker stopped collecting new information in February 2022, and will not be updated.

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Model Resolution

2022-08-30T19:01:30+00:00December 1, 2021|Categories: Toolkit|Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/SEAP_-ARP-Model-Resolution.docx|

SEAP has drafted a model resolution for cities, towns, and counties that prioritizes the use of ARP funds for initiatives that drive sustainable and equitable recovery. It also commits to community engagement as part of the decision-making for ARP funds, emphasizing obtaining input from disadvantaged groups.

Policy Brief: Assessing the U.S. Treasury Department’s Allocations of Funding for Tribal Governments under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

2022-07-27T22:20:28+00:00November 3, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report| Government Type: |Native Nations Institute (NNI) Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development| link: https://ash.harvard.edu/files/ash/files/assessing_the_u.s._treasury_departments_allocations_of_funding_for_tribal_governments.pdf?m=1635972521|

In this policy brief, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and Native Nations Institute assess whether the Treasury Department’s allocation of ARPA funds to the governments of the federally recognized American Indian nations has met the stated goals of the Act and the Department. (See Appendix 3 for Total ARPA Direct Funding to Tribal Governments.)

Community Safety & the American Rescue Plan: A Guide to Using Fiscal Recovery Grants to Advance Holistic Safety

2022-08-30T18:38:33+00:00October 25, 2021|Categories: Guide|Issues: |Civil Rights Corps| link: https://civilrightscorps.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Community-Safety-and-ARP_Policy-Guide_CivRightsCorps.pdf|

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 American Rescue Plan: Centering Racial Equity in Policymaking

2022-07-27T22:23:58+00:00September 17, 2021|Categories: Article|U.S. Treasury| link: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/American-Rescue-Plan-Centering-Equity-in-Policymaking.pdf|

Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo published a new blog post detailing the Treasury Department’s work to put racial equity front and center in its first six months of implementing the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan represents an unprecedented opportunity for both immediate recovery efforts and lasting, generational investments in vulnerable communities across the country and Treasury is employing a combination of policymaking, outreach, and operations to ensure this potential is achieved.

ARPA Data Democracy: Using Data for Better Project Outcomes, Civic Power, and Government Transparency

2022-08-15T15:02:25+00:00July 29, 2021|Categories: Presentation| link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18MkKCThfYZo8DJrdnnz0CSBtI3MKxl36/view|

Local Progress presentation on how localities’ approach to data can be so much more than meeting ARP reporting requirements. It can be used to evaluate investment options, to communicate values and to measure impact—among other key benefits.  

Budget Processes in the States

2022-08-30T18:25:23+00:00July 29, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report| Government Type: |National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)| link: https://www.nasbo.org/reports-data/budget-processes-in-the-states|

Since the Budget Processes in the States was first published in 1975, the report has become a significant reference for state budget officers and others interested in the organization and operation of state government. In this report, NASBO compiles state-by-state comparative information on state budgeting practices, organized into six sections. The current version is updated for 2021.

Funding Matrix: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Programs that can Support Civil Access to Justice

2022-08-30T17:42:11+00:00July 15, 2021|Categories: Fact Sheet|American University| link: https://legalaidresourcesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/jgp-arp-funding-matrix.pdf|

This chart is a high-level—not necessarily exhaustive—overview of ARPA funds that might be available from your state, county, local, and/or tribal governments to increase civil access to justice during the on-going pandemic response. This chart is helpful for understanding how State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) differs from other founding sources from ARPA.

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Grab-N-Go Policies: Utility Shut-offs

2022-08-30T19:10:44+00:00July 8, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP-Toolkit_Utility-Shut-offs.pdf|

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)'s ARP Assistance Team has produced a series of Grab-n-Go Policies that give community leaders a blueprint of policies that can tackle pressing challenges many communities face. This is the brief on Utility Shut-offs. To see all available briefs, visit https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Grab-N-Go Policies: Rental Eviction

2022-09-08T14:47:38+00:00July 8, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP-Toolkit_Rental-Eviction-Policies.pdf|

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)'s ARP Assistance Team has produced a series of Grab-n-Go Policies that give community leaders a blueprint of policies that can tackle pressing challenges many communities face. This is the brief on Rental Eviction. To see all available briefs, visit https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Grab-N-Go Policies: Transportation Initiatives

2022-08-30T19:08:03+00:00July 8, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP-Toolkit_Transportation-Initiatives.pdf|

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)'s ARP Assistance Team has produced a series of Grab-n-Go Policies that give community leaders a blueprint of policies that can tackle pressing challenges many communities face. This is the brief on Transportation Initiatives. To see all available briefs, visit https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Grab-N-Go Policies: Equity in Economic Development

2022-08-30T18:54:21+00:00July 8, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP-Toolkit_Equity-in-Economic-Development.pdf|

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)'s ARP Assistance Team has produced a series of Grab-n-Go Policies that give community leaders a blueprint of policies that can tackle pressing challenges many communities face. This is the brief on Equity in Economic Development. To access other available briefs, visit https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Grab-N-Go Policies: Emergency Preparedness

2022-08-30T18:46:20+00:00July 8, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP-Toolkit_Emergency-Preparedness.pdf|

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)'s ARP Assistance Team has produced a series of Grab-n-Go Policies that give community leaders a blueprint of policies that can tackle pressing challenges many communities face. This is the brief on Emergency Preparedness. To access other available briefs, visit https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/

Case Studies on ARP Household Impacts

2022-07-26T19:17:46+00:00July 6, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: , | Government Type: , , |Community Change| link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PJOUzYPBhQD6-3E9-kJceyesuZZPvjg0?usp=sharing|

In Spring 2021, the Center on Budget and Public Priorities (CBPP) produced eight diverse case studies based on family arrangements provided by Community Change Action and its partners. The studies analyze how the American Rescue Plan (ARP) affects different working families across the country. Ali Safawi (Research Assistant, Family Income Support) and Katie Windham (Research Assistant, Federal Fiscal Policy) compiled the information below. Lauren Hall (Research Analyst, Food Assistance), Donna Pavetti (Vice President, Family Income Support) and Cristina Toppin (Intern, Family Income Support) assisted.

SEAP ARP Toolkit: How to Tell Your City’s Recovery Story

2022-08-30T18:24:19+00:00July 5, 2021|Categories: Guide|Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP_Tell-Your-Story.pdf|

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.

New Haven ARP Engagement Process Info Sheet

2022-07-26T21:43:55+00:00June 28, 2021|Categories: Fact Sheet| Government Type: |Hester Street| link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M5HcZDa4NzWc-CDZxsJGvXVgc-fjokkl/view?usp=sharing|

Hester Street – An overview of the engagement process for New Haven's multi-pronged citywide process to hear directly from residents and community stakeholders. Through several in-person and virtual events, the City will gather ideas and priorities to inform how ARP funds can be most effectively used.

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Community Engagement Guide

2022-08-30T18:30:46+00:00June 23, 2021|Categories: Guide|Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/SEAP_-ARP-Community-Engagement-Guidance.pdf|

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.

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Grab-N-Go Policies: Local Workforce Programs

2022-08-30T19:06:33+00:00June 16, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP-Toolkit_Local-Workforce-Programs.pdf|

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)'s ARP Assistance Team has produced a series of Grab-n-Go Policies that give community leaders a blueprint of policies that can tackle pressing challenges many communities face. This is the brief on Local Workforce Programs. To access other available briefs, visit https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/

SEAP ARP Toolkit: Grab-N-Go Policies: Green Building Initiatives

2022-08-30T18:57:17+00:00June 16, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: , |Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)| link: https://theseap.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ARP-Toolkit_Green-Building-Initiatives.pdf|

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)'s ARP Assistance Team has produced a series of Grab-n-Go Policies that give community leaders a blueprint of policies that can tackle pressing challenges many communities face. This is the brief on Green Building Initiatives. To access other available briefs, visit https://theseap.org/arp-toolkit-2/

Fiscal Recovery Funds Allocation for Counties

2022-07-27T22:13:46+00:00May 9, 2021|Categories: Fact Sheet| Government Type: |U.S. Treasury| link: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/fiscalrecoveryfunds_countyfunding_2021.05.10-1a-508A.pdf|

Detailed allocation information for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

10 Priorities for Advancing Racial Equity Through the American Rescue Plan: A Guide for City and County Policymakers

2022-08-30T19:15:57+00:00May 7, 2021|Categories: Guide| Government Type: , |PolicyLink| link: https://www.policylink.org/node/63646|

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.

American Rescue Plan Relief for Incarcerated Individuals

2022-08-30T18:40:47+00:00May 1, 2021|Categories: Brief, Memo, or Report|Issues: |Community Change| link: https://communitychangeaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Incarcerated-Individuals-ARP-Relief.pdf|

The incarcerated population are eligible for different forms of relief included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and prior federal relief bills responding to the pandemic. The following is a brief summary of how incarcerated people may access key ARP benefits.

3 Principles for an Antiracist, Equitable State Response to COVID-19 — and a Stronger Recovery

2022-07-25T23:00:53+00:00April 29, 2021|Categories: Article| link: https://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/3-principles-for-an-antiracist-equitable-state-response-to-covid-19|

Recent, substantial federal aid and an improving revenue outlook in many states are offering states a historic chance: they can make policy choices toward antiracist, equitable, and inclusive policies that build an economic recovery that extends to all people.  

How will the money flowing from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan be spent?

2022-08-30T18:01:20+00:00April 29, 2021|Categories: Fact Sheet| Government Type: |Community Change| link: https://communitychangeaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/ARP-How-will-the-money-flowing-from-the-federal-governments-American-Rescue-Plan-be-spent-2-1.pdf|

There are different funding flows for each of the ARP programs, but the bottom line is that lots of that money will flow through the states. This guide will help you identify where your state is situated in the process of spending funds, and how you can take action to get money to the people who need it the most.

American Rescue Plan: Federal Investment Guide

2022-08-30T17:51:00+00:00April 2, 2021|Categories: Guide| Government Type: , |Drexel Nowak Metro Finance Lab| link: https://drexel.edu/nowak-lab/publications/reports/Federal%20Investment%20Guide/|

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.

American Rescue Plan Act Includes Much-Needed K-12 Funding

2022-08-30T18:42:14+00:00March 15, 2021|Categories: Article|Issues: |Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)| link: https://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/american-rescue-plan-act-includes-much-needed-k-12-funding#:~:text=K%2D12%20education.-,The%20American%20Rescue%20Plan%20Act%20provides%20%24123%20billion%20in%20new,investment%20in%20K%2D12%20education.|

American schools sorely need additional funding to ensure that they can reopen safely and meet students’ educational needs, and the American Rescue Plan Act provides $123 billion in new, flexible funds for school districts that they can spend over the next three-and-a-half school years — the largest-ever one-time federal investment in K-12 education.

Dare to Reimagine

2022-08-11T14:34:45+00:00January 1, 2021|Categories: Case Study| Government Type: , |Local Progress| link: https://www.daretoreimagine.org/case-studies-explore|

Dare to Reimagine: A Vision for Transformative Change is a framework for building a just and equitable future from the ground up—created collectively by more than 300 local elected officials across the Local Progress network, movement allies, and community partners. The framework showcases 50 policy wins and organizing efforts across 22 states and DC that are moving us towards a more just and equitable future.

Civil Rights Corps

2022-08-30T19:14:11+00:00August 30, 2000|Categories: Organization|Issues: | link: https://civilrightscorps.org/|

Civil Rights Corps (CRC) is a nonprofit organization engaging in advocacy and public education, and specializes in innovative, systemic civil rights litigation with the goal of re-sensitizing the U.S. legal system and our culture to the injustice and brutality that characterizes it. We work to shift power to community-led movements, particularly those led by Black, Brown and poor people who are most affected by this legal system, so they can build sufficient power to create structural change.

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

2022-08-30T19:14:16+00:00August 30, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://www.nasbo.org/home|

NASBO, a professional membership organization for state budget and finance officers for over 75 years, advances state budget practices through research, policy analysis, education, and knowledge sharing among its members. As the chief financial advisors to our nation’s governors, NASBO members are influential decision makers in state government who guide their states in analysis of budget options and formation of sound public policy.

Democracy Beyond Elections

2022-08-30T19:14:21+00:00August 30, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://www.democracybeyondelections.org/|

Democracy Beyond Elections is a collaborative, national campaign dedicated to transformative democracy rooted in community led decision making.

Drexel Nowak Metro Finance Lab

2022-08-30T19:14:27+00:00August 30, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://drexel.edu/nowak-lab/|

The Nowak Metro Finance Lab was founded in 2018 to help cities identify and implement innovative strategies to leverage public assets and fund public infrastructure for public benefit, with a focus on supporting inclusive and equitable growth.

American University

2022-08-30T19:14:32+00:00August 30, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://www.american.edu/|

American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world.

Detroit Action

2022-08-07T20:21:02+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization|Issues: , , , , | Government Type: | link: https://detroitaction.org/|

Detroit Action is a grassroots community-based organization building power for workers and Detroiters of color throughout our metro region. A consistent and deliberate attack on our institutions has made Detroit one of the most politically and economically marginalized communities in the country. We build power and transform our communities and fight back against the policies that affect our most vulnerable communities.

Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)

2022-08-07T20:21:07+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://www.populardemocracy.org/|

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

2022-08-07T20:21:12+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://www.cbpp.org/|

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a nonpartisan research and policy institute that advances federal and state policies to help build a nation where everyone — regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ZIP code, immigration status, or disability status — has the resources they need to thrive and share in the nation’s prosperity.

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

2022-08-07T20:21:21+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://www.epi.org/|

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on working people in the United States.

People’s Action

2022-08-07T20:21:31+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://peoplesaction.org/|

People’s Action builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.

State Revenue Alliance (SRA)

2022-08-07T20:21:35+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://www.staterevenuealliance.org/|

State Revenue Alliance is a partnership committed to advancing equitable revenue policy victories at the state level.

PolicyLink

2022-08-07T20:21:39+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://www.policylink.org/|

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works®.

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)

2022-08-07T20:21:44+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://theseap.org/|

The Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) partners with policy thinkers and doers to amplify their efforts and bridge gaps in policy infrastructure. We act as a connector, convener, and policy entrepreneur across issues and states, translating good ideas to the Southern context. Our goal is to advance policies that improve economic security, healthcare access, and environmental justice for all Southerners.

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development

2022-08-07T20:21:55+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://hpaied.org/|

The Harvard Project is the recognized leader in practical research, teaching, leadership development, policy analysis, and pro bono advising for Native communities. Since 1987, the Project has worked to uncover and support the conditions under which sustained, self-determined political, social, cultural, and economic strengthening can be achieved by Indigenous communities. It has been awarded by tribes themselves for its pioneering work fostering the Indigenous renaissance in the US and beyond.

Native Nations Institute (NNI)

2022-08-07T20:21:59+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://nni.arizona.edu/|

Native Nations Institute (NNI) assists in building capable Native nations that can effectively pursue and ultimately realize their own political, economic, and community development objectives. NNI provides Native nations and other policy makers with accessible research and policy analysis of governance and development in Indian Country and with comprehensive, professional training and development programs designed to meet the needs of Indigenous leadership and management.

National League of Cities

2022-08-07T20:22:06+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://www.nlc.org/|

The National League of Cities is an organization comprised of city, town and village leaders that are focused on improving the quality of life for their current and future constituents.

Brookings Metro

2022-08-07T20:22:10+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| link: https://www.brookings.edu/program/brookings-metro/|

Nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC, the mission of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program (Brookings Metro) is to deliver research and solutions that help metropolitan leaders build an advanced economy that works for all.

National Association of Counties (NACo)

2022-08-07T20:22:14+00:00August 7, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://www.naco.org/|

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America's counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to: Advocate county priorities in federal polic

Community Change

2022-08-07T20:22:18+00:00August 5, 2000|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://communitychange.org/|

Community Change is a national organization that builds the power of low-income people, especially people of color, to fight for a society where everyone can thrive.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

2022-09-19T19:27:06+00:00August 7, 1975|Categories: Organization| Government Type: | link: https://www.ncsl.org/|

NCSL, founded in 1975, represents the legislatures in the states, territories and commonwealths of the U.S. Its mission is to advance the effectiveness, independence and integrity of legislatures and to foster interstate cooperation and facilitate th

U.S. Department of the Treasury

2022-08-07T20:21:49+00:00August 7, 1789|Categories: Organization| Government Type: , | link: https://home.treasury.gov/|

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's mission is to maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources effectively.

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