How Do I...Allocate and Spend COVID-19 Relief Funds?

A curated list of Questions & Answers to help cities allocate and spend COVID-19 relief funds.

During a recent workshop event, our experts shared insights on strengthening partnerships with nongovernmental stakeholders for effective and efficient disbursement of federal funds.

Access the workshop recording.

Access the presentation slides: Maximizing the Local Impact of Federal Investments

Access the presentation slides: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Detroit, MI


Fund Planning & Allocation, Lost Revenue & Revenue Replacement, American Rescue Plan Act, CSLFRF

May a municipality use ARP funds to establish a revolving loan fund?

Federal Funding Streams, Housing & Rental Assistance, CSLFRF, HUD

What is an effective method to calculate the federal share on an affordable housing project?

Compliance & Reporting, Federal Funding Streams, American Rescue Plan Act, CSLFRF

If a project has multiple funding sources, which funding source governs protocol controls?

Fund Planning & Allocation, Housing & Rental Assistance, American Rescue Plan Act, CSLFRF

Can a reserve of operating funds for affordable housing be used past December 31, 2026?

Community Engagement & Local Partnerships, Fund Planning & Allocation, American Rescue Plan Act, CARES Act, CSLFRF, FEMA, HUD, Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act

What are strategies for ensuring grant-funded initiatives are inclusive and aligned with community needs?


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