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Upcoming Webinar June 30, July 1 to Feature Gov. Cooper, Cover Critical ARP Topics

The event "American Rescue Plan Act: Regional Information Sessions for Local Governments" will take place over two sessions.


On June 30 at 6:30 p.m. and July 1 at 1 p.m.​, the N.C. League encourages all members to attend "American Rescue Plan Act: Regional Information Sessions for Local Governments," an informational session that will featuring remarks from Governor Roy Cooper, followed by presentations and Q&A from state agencies and organizations supporting local governments. Information presented will be the same for each session, so please choose the session that works best for your schedule.

This event is hosted by NCLM in partnership with NCPRO, the UNC School of Government, the North Carolina Metro Mayors Association, Hometown Strong, the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, the N.C. Regional Councils of Government, the N.C. Rural Center, the N.C. Office of State Budget Management, the N.C. Department of Commerce, the N.C. Department of State Treasurer, the N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and the Governor's Office.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. We encourage all local government elected officials and staff who will be involved with the ARP to attend.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Welcome and Overview of the Information Session - Stephanie McGarrah, NCPRO

  • Introduction of Governor Cooper - Lee Lilley, Governor’s Office

  • Transformational Opportunity of American Rescue Plan Act Funds - Governor Roy Cooper

  • What does the State plan to do with its funds that will assist local governments? - Charlie Perusse and Kristin Walker, Office of State Budget Management

  • How can Local Fiscal Recovery Funds be used? How is this different from CARES? - Lisa Fox, NCPRO and Kara Millonzi, UNC School of Government

  • What are the regional planning opportunities to address broader economic needs? - Lee Worsley, Robert Hiett, and Nathan Ramsey, NC Regional Councils of Government

  • Question and Answer - Jamilla Hawkins, NCPRO

  • Technical Guidance Session – Moderated by Paige Worsham, Association of County Commissioners, and Chris Nida, League of Municipalities

  • Overview of Session and Introduction of Panelists - Paige Worsham and Chris Nida

  • How can ARPA funds be used in current budget? - Paige Worsham and Chris Nida

  • How should you set up the fund accounts? What are other financial considerations for these funds? - Kara Millonzi and Greg Allison, UNC School of Government

  • What federal and state compliance and audit requirements are likely? - Sharon Edmundson, Local Government Commission

  • What resources are available if you need help? - Nate Halubka, NCPRO

  • Wrap up, Future Sessions and Next Steps – Stephanie McGarrah, NCPRO

Learn more and register here.