American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Resource Page

The American Rescue Plan Act will deliver more than $130 million to Wyoming’s cities, towns and counties. WAM is here to help guide our 98 member communities through the process, from ensuring timely receipt of your funds, to interpreting Federal spending guidance and rules, and finally coordinating with the state to streamline reporting mechanisms.

This is a huge windfall, but proper planning and thorough consideration of where these one-time funds can make the greatest positive impact to your community is going to be a huge undertaking as well. To get started here are some great reference documents to start reading now from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the National League of Cities.

Urgent! Non-entitlement Unit Of Local Government Checklist For Requesting Initial Payment – This checklist, and the corresponding information it requests, is the same information WAM solicited from all of you recently on behalf of the Governor’s office. This information will be critical to have on hand when the first of five annual reports comes due on October 31st of this year. It also includes links to verify, or to apply for Federal DUNS and/or SAMS numbers which will also be required for reporting purposes. Click here

Urgent! Award Terms and Acknowledgement Form – This form will need to be signed by an authorized representative of your municipality. Please have it signed and ready for submission when requested. Click here

Urgent! Assurances Of Compliance With Title VI Of The
Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – This form will need to be signed by an authorized representative of your municipality. Please have it signed and ready for submission when requested. Click here

City Budget Number Report – Look here to find the budget number for your First Class City. Click here.

Town Budget Number Report – Look here to find the budget number for your Town. Click here.

How to Calculate Revenue Loss – This is an excellent document explaining step by step how to calculate revenue loss based on the ARPA guidance. The rules assume growth, so even if your year over year looks about the same, it’s worth it to run this calculation. Click here

Revenue Loss Calculator – Revenue loss replacement will be one of the easiest and most  “string-free” ways to claim your ARPA funding. Leslie Brumage, Finance Officer for the City of Cody prepared this simple Excel spreadsheet calculator with Cody’s amounts included as an example for you to use to see how much you might be able claim. Click here to download the Excel file

The Federal Guidance Document – This is the full 134-page guidance document released by the U.S. Department of Treasury on 5-17-21. You will see condensed versions of this information, and several useful FAQ documents summarizing this guidance below, but we recommend printing a copy of this for reference and research purposes. Click here

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Fact Sheet – This is a good 8-page distillation of the guidance that gives a high level list of allowed and disallowed uses for the funds. Click here

U.S Treasury Two-Page Explainer – This document again gives a high level explanation of the funds and the rules that must be followed to spend them. This would be a great document to have around for your citizens, especially as you seek input and start planning where to invest these funds in your community. Click here

National League of Cities ARPA Provisions Page – This resource explains all the different pots included in the overall ARPA legislation. This is important to understand as your community stands to gain from many of the other facets of this act beyond just the direct payment you’ll receive. Read through these categories to see if any of them apply and then follow the listed Federal program links to learn more of to apply. Click here

National League of Cities Treasury Guidance Webinar