The United States Department of the Treasury sent to non-entitlement units of local government (NEUs) on Tuesday a new guide for using the reporting portal for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. NEUs – all Kentucky cities except Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, and Owensboro – must file their first Project and Expenditure Report by April 30, 2022, but cities should set up their account, designate roles, and submit other information prior to the reporting deadline.
The three main reporting roles include the following:
Each designated person must register with Login.gov to gain access to Treasury’s reporting portal. One person can perform more than one role, and more than one person can perform a single role.
City officials who previously registered with ID.me, which required a significant amount of personal information, may continue to access Treasury’s portal through that method. Cities must have a free and active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting the report.
Cities will need to upload copies of the signed award terms and conditions agreement, signed assurances of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and actual budget documents validating the top-line budget total the city originally provided to the Department for Local Government (DLG) to access the ARPA funds. Treasury requests NEUs to submit those forms prior to the April 30 deadline.