ARPA Local Recovery Funds: What’s In It for Connectivity and Technology
June 21, 2021
-The Polco Minute with Angelica Wedell-
Come to the Polco Minute for the latest news in local government.
In this week’s first episode, look at how state and local fiscal recovery funds may be allocated for connectivity and technology. Next, travel to Gilbert, Arizona to learn how leaders look far into the future to be prepared for what comes next.
In the second episode, learn how Polco’s ARPA Engagement Package can help your local government. Next, we talk about why it’s important for local government managers to provide mental health support for employees.
Projects communities are interested in completing to address the digital divide – from new infrastructure to efforts to help residents afford broadband service at home – may be eligible for support from a variety of new federal programs. READ MORE.
When communities are growing, it can be easy to sit back, relax, and bask in all that is well. But it’s rare that a community looks far into the future to make sure they are prepared for what comes. And it is even rarer when a community asks residents to join them along for the ride. The Town of Gilbert, Arizona is that forward-looking place. READ MORE.
ARPA is here to fund local government community recovery efforts. Now begins a critical time to measure, rebuild, and demonstrate progress. Successful recoveries require that local leaders understand the impacts and needs of residents and businesses. So Polco’s new ARPA Engagement Package helps you hear from your community and uncover the insights you need to best leverage federal funds. READ MORE.
May is Mental Health Awareness month, and as ICMA and its members observe this month, it is important that you as local government managers are doing your part in providing mental health support to both your employees and yourself. READ MORE.