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COVID-19 Federal Assistance e311

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Program Administration, Timing of Funds

What is the timeframe between receiving CLERF funds and using them for staff and consultant expenses for ARP administration?

Technical assistance for mitigation of COVID-19 related threats is considered a general eligible use under the Interim Final Rule for the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provided under the American Rescue Plan; CLFRF funds may therefore be applied, on a backdated basis, to eligible staff time and technical assistance beginning March 3rd, 2021.[1] Further guidance on the technical assistance set-aside may be forthcoming from the U.S Department of the Treasury. The covered period for the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“CLFRF”) under the American Rescue Plan (“ARP”) started on March 3, 2021 and funds will remain available through December 31, 2024.[2]

Last Revised: May 28, 2021

[1] Department of the Treasury 31 CFR Part 35 RIN 1505-AC77 Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Interim Final Rule § 35.6 (b)(1)(xii), accessible at https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/FRF-Interim-Final-Rule.pdf

[2] Department of the Treasury 31 CFR Part 35 RIN 1505-AC77 Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Interim Final Rule § 35.5 (a), accessible at https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/FRF-Interim-Final-Rule.pdf