On January 6, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued the Final Rule for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), enacted to support state, local, and Tribal governments with their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking effect April 1, 2022, the final rule increases flexibility to pursue a wider range of uses and aims to simplify the program for small localities. Examples include making services such as childcare, early education, and affordable housing development available to communities impacted by the pandemic. Other notable areas addressed in the rule include expanded support for public sector hiring, streamlined payment options for essential workers, and broadened eligibility for water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure projects.
Please access the resources below to learn more about the SLFRF and how it may impact states.