WCA American Rescue Plan Act Resources/U.S. Treasury Updates

WCA American Rescue Plan Act Resources/U.S. Treasury Updates

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) into law on March 11, 2021. In simple terms, the ARPA is a $1.9 trillion federal spending package intended to provide economic and other relief related to the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to the subsidy payments made to local governments, the ARPA contains many provisions impacting employment practices within counties.

The Wisconsin Counties Association and its general counsel, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., have received many questions surrounding ARPA, interpretation of its terms, and its impact on counties.

We at the Wisconsin Counties Association are continually working with the U.S. Treasury, the White House and our federal partners as additional guidance will be forthcoming from the federal government. In addition, the Association is issuing weekly updates at the Monday County Leadership Meeting with county officials from around the state, as well having already released the following ARPA resources:

For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact WCA at 866.404.2700.

Our #WisCounties intern and @UWMadison student Emma Millholland had an opportunity to testify today with Columbia County Comptroller Lois Schepp on AB 489 before the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities. @NACoTweets

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