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Guide to Local Recovery Update: May 26

May 26, 2021
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance on distribution of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to non-entitlement cities.
 
These guidelines were issued to assist the California Department of Finance (DOF) in issuing final city-by-city allocations and to help develop the process for distributing non-entitlement city funds. The League of California Cities has been in communication with DOF to determine the timing of the release of the final allocations and the distribution process, and are planning a webinar with DOF for city officials in the coming weeks. 
 
There are a few steps cities can take now to prepare to request funding from the state, including:
  • Obtain or confirm your local government’s valid DUNS number and active SAM registration
    • Confirm your city has a DUNS number here. If not, please visit https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or call 1-866-705-5711 to begin the registration process
    • SAM is the official government-wide system to do business with the U.S. government. Ensure your city has an active SAM registration here
  • Gather your city payment information:
    • Local government name, Entity’s Taxpayer Identification Number, DUNS number, and address
    • Authorized representative name, title, and email
    • Contact person name, title, phone, and email
    • Financial institution information (e.g., routing and account number, financial institution name and contact information)
  • Confirm your local government’s top-line budget total (Total annual operating budget, including the general fund and other funds, in effect as of January 27, 2020)
  • Review award terms and conditions agreement (To be submitted to DOF at the appropriate time)
  • Review assurances of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (To be submitted to DOF at the appropriate time)
Here are some additional resources that cities may find useful: The American Rescue Plan Act includes $65 billion in much needed direct and flexible relief for every city in the country, with an anticipated $8.3 billion for California cities. Visit the Cal Cities Guide to Local Recovery webpage for up-to-date guidance on the access and eligible uses of these funds. 
 
For questions, please do not hesitate to email us at covid-19@cacities.org.


 
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