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The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivers $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The state of Georgia received $4.8 billion from the US Department of the Treasury to implement programs under State Fiscal Recovery Funds.
Click here for important SLFRF program information to include Treasury FAQs, Interim Final Rule, Final Rule, and more.
Click here for committee meeting videos discussing application and scoring criteria or for information on the Jobs and Infrastructure Committee.
Federal Uniform Guidance rules are applicable for American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Uniform Guidance can be found at 2 CFR Part 200, and it establishes uniform administrative, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards to non-federal entities.
Allowable Uses (Committee Focus Areas):
• Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector.
• Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet.
Additional Allowable Uses Not Eligible At This Time Under Committee Focus:
• Support public health expenditures, by funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
• Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
• Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have borne and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
2/1/2022 Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by members of the Broadband Infrastructure Committee and state leaders, today announced almost $408 million in preliminary awards which will provide communities, households, and businesses in 70 Georgia counties access to faster and more reliable broadband.
Funding announcements on Water/Sewer Infrastructure and Negative Economic Impact are still forthcoming. Please continue to check back for more updates.
State Fiscal Recovery Fund applications are currently under final review. The United States Treasury issued the Final Rule for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program on 1/6/2022. While we do not believe it will impact any of the work done to date, we need some time to validate. Broadband Infrastructure, Water/Sewer Infrastructure, and Negative Economic Impact award announcements should begin on or before January 30, 2022. All updates to the award process can be found on OPB’s State Fiscal Recovery Fund website https://opb.georgia.gov/state-fiscal-recovery-fund.
Please note all budget amounts are for planning purposes and are subject to change. Application dates and review timeline are all subject to change based on the volume of applications received and process development.
Fund COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health & safety staff
Offer additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
Make necessary investments to provide unserved or underserved locations with new or expanded broadband access
Use funds to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
Respond to economic harms to workers, families, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
Make necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water and invest in wastewater and stormwater infrastructure