Guidance Available on the American Rescue Plan Act and What Funds Can Be Used for In Your Community

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a response to the impacts of the Coronavirus on the economy, is bringing a lot of important funding to our municipalities. Windham Regional is looking forward to working with you to help answer questions, provide resource information and assist with strategizing for long term economic investment. Questions on what and how municipalities can spend the ARPA money on are numerous and we all will all have to be patient as guidelines for the use of the money are released and then interpreted.

As guidelines for the ARPA funding have been released, WRC has partnered with the VLCT and the Brattleboro Development Corporation to help keep you informed of ARPA updates as they become available. As more discussions happen, we expect that more partners will be joining together to help ensure that the needs of your community in relation to the ARPA funds are met.

Windham Regional will be offering a page on our website (coming soon) where you can go to find guidance and resources. To get you started, here are a few important resources that you will want to check out if you haven’t had an opportunity to yet:

  • Interim Final Rule for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
  • US Treasury FAQ on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (May 10, 2021)
  • VLCT Webinar: ARPA: Intro to the Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (May 18, 2021)

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns will be a primary source of information for towns going forward. They’re doing a great job distilling what information is known about how the ARPA funding works.  https://www.vlct.org/resources/american-rescue-plan-information 

Last Updated: 09 September 2021
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