The National League of Cities wrote a letter to the U.S. Treasury on March 25, urging that guidance on the American Rescue Plan be in agreement with the principles central to municipal leadership and recovery. Working closely with the NLC, the N.C. League agrees strongly with these sentiments and urges federal guidance to provide as much support as possible to our cities and towns.
This includes requests regarding broadband, infrastructure and other critical allowable uses for ARP funds. The letter additionally shared many of our cities' and towns' most pressing questions.
From the letter:
NLC is committed to the success of the American Rescue Plan Act (“The Act”), and to promoting outcomes that advance our mission of "helping city leaders build better communities". The Act adheres to NLC's longstanding principles for direct federal intervention to stop local government fiscal decline resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge the U.S. Treasury Department to hold fast to these same principles as you prepare eagerly awaited guidance for Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.