The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday evening that the first project and expenditure reports for cities’ American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds have been moved. Instead of being due October 31, the first project and expenditure reports will be due according to the following:
- Entitlement communities (Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, and Owensboro) – The first project and expenditure report will now be due January 31, 2022. This report will cover the period from date of award through December 31, 2021.
- Non-entitlement communities (NEUs; all other cities in Kentucky) – The first project and expenditure report will now be due April 30, 2022. This report will cover the period from date of award through March 31, 2022.
Treasury adjusted the reporting deadlines originally included in the interim final rule (IFR) after reviewing feedback and comments from various stakeholders. The Department has not released whether future reports will also be adjusted from the dates included in the IFR.
Treasury has yet to publish a user guide for non-entitlement units of government to access Treasury’s portal for reporting. Although public comments on the interim final rule were due July 16, Treasury has not updated its rules or responses to FAQs since then.
The Kentucky League of Cities will host another webinar on ARPA eligible uses and reporting on October 18. Go here to learn more and to register.