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.
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.