Indiana Association of County Commissioners  American Rescue Plan Act Funding Seminar for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery (CSLFR) Funds Presentations available below:


         Jacob German, Attorney with Barnes & Thornburg 

          Paige Sansone and Dan Hedden with Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors 

          Thomas Miller President and CEO of Thomas P Miller & Associates 

         Earnie Holtrey – Indiana OCRA - Next Level Broadband


US Treasury Guidance for the American Rescue Plan Act 

The Association of Indiana Counties has prepared a SAMPLE ORDINACE establishing American Rescue Plan Fund in your County. (Click here to view)

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package, based on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the public health and economic impacts. As part of the $362 billion in federal fiscal recovery aid for state and local governments, $65.1 billion is provided in direct aid to counties and an additional $1.5 billion for public land counties.

Please refer to the below links for the Updated NACO analysis of the ARP funding and estimated amount of funding for your county:
NACO Analysis of the Fiscal Recovery Fund Guidance 5.24.21
County-Level Estimates for each County
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (SEC. 603. CORONAVIRUS LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUND begins on page 225)


The Indiana State Board of Accounts is requiring each local unit that receives an allocation from the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund under Section 603 of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 9901 of the ARP, to establish by ordinance a separate local grant fund called the ARP Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. The Directive Stated that for a county, the ARP grant fund must be established by ordinance of the County Commissioners. The ordinance should reference a plan that will provide the details for the use of these funds. Additionally, before money in the fund is disbursed, the fiscal body must appropriate the money in the fund for a use consistent with Section 603(c) as stated in the adopted ordinance and the plan. This will be very beneficial for Indiana Counties to show we can be very prudent with this funding and use it to make a difference in our communities as we recover from the effects of the COVID 19 public heath emergency.

The Indiana State Board of Accounts has issued the below Directive and Guidance
Accounting Processes for ARP Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 03_18_2021.pdf
Directive 2021-1 Accounting for ARP and Specific Processes for Subtitle M 03.18.2021draft.pdf
State Board of Accounts Live Discussion
Live discussion TODAYMarch 19, 2021 10:00 AM EST
The Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) lost revenue calculator.  This is a calculator tool that helps counties easily calculate revenue loss.


FEMA releases second version of the COVID-19 Healthcare Resource Roadmap

The COVID-19 Healthcare Resource Roadmap assists state, local, tribal and territorial partners in identifying potential sources of funding and other resources to help with COVID-19 pandemic recovery. The newly released version includes resources identified in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and American Rescue Plan Act.


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