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NCLM and the American Rescue Plan: Share Your Need

Note: The below categories are presently under consideration to be added to an official NCLM ARP Service Line. Please complete the linked form below to share your feedback. Official services will be published here once available.

The North Carolina League of Municipalities is prepared to offer a broad menu of American Rescue Plan-related assistance and guidance services. We need your input! Let us know what areas of assistance would be most helpful in your community as we work to provide you with the guidance you need to spend your funds in the most impactful way possible.

If requested by members, the League will identify either League staff or specialists who represent services that towns and cities need guidance and technical assistance on. These services include the following:

  • Affordable Housing

  • Planning Services

  • Cybersecurity Services

  • General Planning Services

  • Grant Writing Services

  • Legal Services

  • Strategic Planning & Facilitation Services

  • Utility Project Consultation

  • General Inquiry

More information on each category is included below. 

Please give us an overview of the services you are seeking by completing the form linked below. A League representative will contact you to discuss whether and how the League can help your municipality access these services.

Request Services here: 


General Planning Services

General planning services needed to execute an ARPA-funded municipal project, including:

  • Project-based land use plans

  • Small area plans

  • Urban design

  • Downtown and streetscape plans 

  • GIS mapping

  • Scenario planning/land use suitability analysis

  • Community engagement and meeting facilitation


Affordable Housing Planning Services

Technical assistance to local governments on using ARPA funds for housing and community development, including:

  • Understanding the allowable uses 

  • Identifying projects

  • Recruiting and working with developers and community-based organizations

  • Developing internal capacity to manage project compliance

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Utility Project Consultation

Provision of additional capacity to successfully complete needed improvements in local water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.


If needed, resources may also be available to assist with all aspects of regional utility projects, from stakeholder discussions through the technical aspects of such projects.

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Cybersecurity Services

Assessment of your government’s current cybersecurity preparedness and referral for ways to increase your government’s cybersecurity capabilities, along with the possibility of assistance in funding some of these improvements.

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Grant Writing Services

Assistance with identifying grant sources, preparing successful grant applications, and managing grants received.


Services must be associated with ARPA-funded grant programs or programs that can offer funds supplementing a project made possible through the receipt of SLFRF allocations.


Legal Services

Access to attorneys with expertise in ARPA, federal grant compliance, purchasing regulations under the ARPA legislation, and more.


Attorneys may be able to provide answers to questions in areas such as project eligibility and policies required under ARPA, among others.


General Inquiry

  • If you are not sure of the service you need, this is the category to submit your request for assistance. 


Strategic Planning & Facilitation

Assistance in preparing a strategic plan that allows for the most effective and efficient spending of local ARPA funds, and aligning spending to goals, objectives, and a vision that decision-makers reach a consensus on. 

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