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Published August 23, 2021

ARPA Direct Federal Funding: First Reports Due August 31st

Counties that receive funding from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund are required to meet compliance and reporting responsibilities. On August 31, both the Interim Report and the Recovery Plan Performance Report are due to the U.S. Treasury Department.


The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released reporting templates to be used by Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) recipients to fulfill the program’s reporting obligations. Recipients should start using these templates to gather the necessary information and be ready to upload the files into the Treasury Submission Portal.

To simplify the reporting process, recipients will upload their Recovery Plan into the portal by August 31st in PDF format but will not be required to also enter their project inventory and other programmatic data directly into the portal until October 31, 2021, along with the first Project and Expenditure Report submission.

The templates are located on the reporting webpage.

The Interim Report must be completed by all counties that have certified for Recovery Funds, and the Recovery Plan Performance Report must be completed by metropolitan counties and cities that have a population of 250,000 and above.

Helpful Resources

Treasury released a user guide, which includes step-by-step guidance for submitting the required reports using Treasury’s Portal.  (A forthcoming User Guide will provide information on submitting Project and Expenditure Reports.)

Treasury also facilitated a series of webinars to provide an overview of the SLFRF Compliance and Reporting Guidance.

As mentioned previously, recipients have different reporting requirements based on population and amount of funding received, so recipients are encouraged review the appropriate materials for their

To ensure recipients are meeting the full scope of the compliance and reporting responsibilities, it is important to read the Reporting Guidance in concert with the Award Terms and Conditions, the authorizing statute, the Interim Final Rule, and other regulatory and statutory requirements.

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Summary of Resources & More

These resources and more can be found on our website on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) page.

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Jason Rittal  |  MACo Deputy Director  |  |  (406) 441-5464