The UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government is providing a series of free webinars to help government leaders plan and think strategically about how to invest in their communities with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. These webinars, part of the Vinson Institute’s Funding the Future series, will cover the funding governments are receiving through the act, how it compares to the recent Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding, allocations and distribution, audit requirements and reporting, internal control, and strategic planning.
The American Rescue Plan Act has allocated significant financial resources to local governments of all sizes. These funds must eventually be accounted for, their use reported, and sub-recipients must be monitored. In Managing ARPA Funds, UGA faculty, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, the State Accounting Office, the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, as well as city and county financial officers will discuss both mandatory requirements and best practices in managing these funds.