American Rescue Plan

Reporting & Compliance

NEW! Compliance and Reporting Guidance Update

As announced on September 30, 2021, the U.S. Treasury has extended the deadline for submission of the first Project and Expenditure Reports, which were originally due on October 31, 2021, as follows: 

  • For States, U.S. territories, metropolitan cities and counties, and Tribal Governments, 
    the report will now be due on January 31, 2022 and will cover the period between award 
    date and December 31, 2021. 
  • For non-entitlement units of government (NEUs), the Project and Expenditure report will 
    now be due on April 30, 2022 and will cover the period between award date and March 
    31, 2022. 

Further instructions will be provided at a later date, including updates to this Compliance and Re-porting guidance as well as a user guide to assist recipients to gather and submit the information through Treasury's Portal.

Informational Webinar Series

Webinar Four - Thursday, August 5, 2021

Maryland Department of Budget & Management along with Hagerty Consulting provide information on how plan and implement the ARPA funding.

State of Maryland ARPA Information

Page contains information and updates from the State about ARPA implementation.

US Treasury Information

Page provides links and updates from the US Treasury's Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Page

From the National League of Cities (NLC):

In May, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance for the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund, including information about receiving funds, allocations for metropolitan cities, eligible uses, ineligible uses and reporting requirements. Additional guidance has also been released for non-entitlement units of local government.

The Treasury Department plans to help mitigate the administrative burden. For general questions about the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund, email the Treasury at

Want to know how much money your city, town or village can receive?

Did you know that your state municipality can recover revenues lost due to the pandemic? Take the first step and determine how much your community is eligible for by downloading the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) beta-tested revenue replacement calculator, modeled off the Treasury and Census guidance on revenue calculation.

Guiding Research

American Rescue Plan Spending: Recommended Guiding Principles

For many jurisdictions, the funding provided under ARPA is substantial and could be transformational for states and local governments in their pandemic rescue and recovery efforts. Elected leaders will need to decide how to best use the additional funding consistent with the ARPA requirements, which are very broad.
Resource Guide from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

What Every Local and Tribal Government Needs to Know About the Federal Stimulus

The role local and tribal governments play in supporting their communities has been newly acknowledged with another tranche of COVID-19 relief funding and additional emergency responsibilities to match. Employees might be rehired, deferred maintenance projects may resume, services previously cut could return.
Resource Guide from eCivis &