How Can Municipalities Prepare For Their Recovery Funding?
April 29, 2021
-The Polco Minute with Angelica Wedell-
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We start today’s episode with some guidance on how communities can prepare to receive their funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Our next article covers an interview with Matt Fulton, The Vice President of National Engagement at Polco. Fulton says that engaging residents will help local governments effectively help allocate the funding they receive under the American Rescue Plan Act. Finally, we wrap up by identifying a few traits that are shared by many extraordinary leaders.
You’ve probably heard the great news: the American Rescue Plan Act became law recently. With it Congress approved unprecedented direct aid to 19,000 municipal governments. So what do you need to do to prepare to receive funds? NLC’s Federal Advocacy team offers some principles to keep in mind to help guide your plan for recovery.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides a unique opportunity for communities to benefit from federal resources. Local government leaders aim to spend this funding strategically to maximize its impact. Polco Director of Communications Angelica Wedell interviews Matt Fulton, The Vice President of National Engagement at Polco, about how local governments can best engage residents to guide American Rescue Plan Act spending.
With his podcast, Michael Nathanson has had the opportunity to interview some very special people, from professional athletes and Olympians, to business titans and pioneers, to leaders of government, philanthropies, and entire communities. He’s learned something from each of them. But taking them all together, he identifies eight intriguing commonalities that lead to personal, societal, and business successes.