The clock is ticking for over 300 communities; deadline to claim allocated ARPA funding is tomorrow at midnight
MADISON— There are approximately 1,800 Wisconsin municipalities with populations under 50,000 eligible to receive Local Government Recovery Funds (LGRF) through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The filing deadline is Friday, June 18, 2021, and over 300 have yet to claim, and for them, the clock is ticking.
It is important for local governments to file. Funding for their communities can be used to address negative economic impacts of COVID-19, uplift essential workers, and invest in infrastructure programs.
Communities can find their estimated allocations from ARPA for 2021 and 2022 here under the heading Payment allocations. Monies will be distributed in two payments. The first will be provided at the end of June 2021 to those who file by the deadline, and the second will be sent in 2022. Local governments are authorized to use their relief funds in the following ways:
- To support public health expenditures
- Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency
- Replace lost public sector revenue
- Provide premium pay for essential workers
- Invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure
Clerks or local authorities of villages, towns, and cities with populations under 50,000 people can file for the Coronavirus relief funding by accessing and e-filing their SL-330 form through their MyDORGov accounts.
To reach out to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) for any ARPA related questions, email DORLocalRecoveryFunds@wisconsin.gov or call (608) 266-2772.
Find out more and apply
- Allowable uses of the ARPA funds are listed in full onthe U.S. Department of Treasury’s web page
- DOR’sARPA – Local Fiscal Recovery Fundsweb page has more information and a link to the application