The United States Treasury has issued guidance on non-entitlement units (NEUs) providing additional information on eligibility and a step-by-step guide for states to allocate and distribute funds to their NEUs. States should follow the guidance and calculate allocations based on the list of local governments and their respective populations. The statute requires that all allocations to eligible governments be based on population. Treasury expects to make payments to states for distribution to NEUs in two equal tranches approximately twelve months apart.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRP), established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments.