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New CSAC Resources on American Rescue Plan

March 25, 2021

CSAC has developed an American Rescue Plan webpage dedicated to resources on the nearly $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill signed into law on March 11. This page will be consistently updated with new materials related to the American Rescue Plan, including the two new resources below, with a primary focus on the implementation and guidance related to the direct county relief funding in the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

  • American Rescue Plan Act Summary – CSAC’s Washington representatives, Paragon Government Relations, have drafted a comprehensive overview of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This document provides a summary of all the key provisions of the American Rescue Plan that are relevant for counties including direct relief funding, vaccine distribution, disaster relief funding, nutrition assistance, rental assistance, homeless assistance, and many others. In addition, California funding estimates for the various provisions are provided when available. This document will be updated as implementation continues to move forward.
  • NACo Letter on Direct Funding Implementation – CSAC also wanted to share this letter that NACo sent to the US Department of Treasury about the implementation of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. Utilizing input provided by counties, this letter highlights the key feedback and recommendations that counties have about the eligible uses of the funding, lost revenue provisions, the definition of broadband, and other aspects of the relief funding.
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