Route Fifty: When State and Local Governments Can Expect to Receive Stimulus Funds

Route Fifty: When State and Local Governments Can Expect to Receive Stimulus Funds. “It could be weeks before state and local jurisdictions begin receiving payments from the federal government as part of a $350 billion direct aid program included in the massive coronavirus relief bill passed this month. Local governments are likely to begin receiving money before states, due to stipulations in the American Rescue Plan Act. The Treasury Department has 60 days from the law’s enactment to release the first tranche of funding to cities and counties—in this case a mid-May deadline.”

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