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American Rescue Plan (Local Governments)

Updates

Aug. 31, 2021: The application portal for local governments to apply for their estimated allotments of the $435 million of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund opened.

Aug. 27, 2021: South Carolina submitted the American Rescue Plan Act funding request for local governments.

Overview

Through South Carolina’s share of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the state will receive the $435 million funding available to Non-Entitlement Units (NEUs).

The federal government requires states to request the funds on behalf of local governments with populations less than 50,000. There are 254 South Carolina small towns and municipalities eligible to utilize the funding based on the defined federal requirements.

View the estimated funding amounts for the 254 entities.

To Begin the Process to Receive Funding:

  1. The South Carolina Department of Administration developed a portal to allow local governments to submit certain required information and documents. The Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) is working with local governments to help them gain access to the portal.

To gain access to the portal, local governments will provide required information to the MASC using this link:

https://www.masc.sc/Pages/American-Rescue-Plan-allocation.aspx

Information local governments must provide the MASC to gain access •         Local government name, entity’s Taxpayer Identification Number, DUNS number and address •         Authorized representative name, title and email •         Contact person name, title, phone and email •         Financial institution information  (e.g., routing and account number, financial institution name and contact information)

Once MASC receives the required information, the information will be uploaded to the portal. The local government will then receive an email with a link to access the portal.

  1. A local government can begin the application process once access to the portal is granted.
Documentation required for to complete the online funding application: •         Total non-entitlement units of local government (NEU) NEU budget (defined as the annual total operating budget, including general fund and other funds, in effect as of Jan. 27, 2020) or the top-line expenditure total (in exceptional cases in which the NEU does not adopt a formal budget) o    The total amount distributed to an NEU cannot exceed an amount equal to 75% of its most recent budget as of Jan. 27, 2020. •         Award terms and conditions agreement as provided by the U.S. Department of Treasury — (must be signed) •         Assurances of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided by the U.S. Treasury Department — (must be signed)

Resources

FAQs

Registration Portal Instructions

View the American Rescue Plan’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government webpage. 

View the MASC website. 

Need Help Registering? Contact the Municipal Association of South Carolina: masc.sc or 804-354-4798 or  accelerateSC Call Center 1-833-722-2578, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., M-F

 

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