From A to Z: Using American Rescue Plan Act Fiscal Recovery Funds to Directly Fund a Capital Project

In this online workshop (via Zoom), we will detail all of the legal requirements involved in spending American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARP/CSLFRF) directly for a capital project. Using a specific capital project as an example, we will highlight the substantive and process requirements for expending ARP/CSLFRF funds appropriately and demonstrate how to adopt and implement the various state and federal budgeting and compliance provisions, including:

  • Required general policies, internal controls, and procedures
  • Eligibility and allowable cost reviews 
  • Grant project ordinance adopting and amendments
  • Accounting 
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Procurement
  • Property management
  • Program income
  • Subawards
  • Obligations and disbursements
  • Project and Expenditure reports
  • Compliance audit

This course will focus on expenditures of a local government’s ARP/CSLFRF funds, as well as blending those funds with other local revenues. It also will explore what’s required when partnering with another local government entity for the project. Although it will not focus directly on expending State ARP/CSLFRF funds (from State budget appropriations or competitive grants), much of what is presented in this course will apply to those projects, too.  

The course will be held live on August 10, 2022, via Zoom. On demand video recordings of the course also will be made available shortly after the live workshop. The on-demand version will be divided into segments that can be viewed separately or as a single course. Both the live and on-demand versions are offered FREE of charge. Participants must still register to participate in the live course. 

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

Both the live and on-demand versions are offered for FREE, due to a generous donation from the North Carolina Regional Councils of Government. Participants must still register.


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Dale Zuckert

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Alycia Inserra

Director of Programming, Law and Finance Group
Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government
Teaching Assistant Professor
Project Director, Environmental Finance Center