A wrap-up of recent posts on this critical issue
At Azavar, we’ve been a partner to local governments for 25 years, helping grow incremental revenue, stabilize revenue, and stay on top of changing market conditions, from short-term rentals to cable cord-cutting. But the pandemic has sharpened our focus to helping connect municipalities with the funding it needs for the most critical services.
Over the past year, the U.S. federal government has created several relief programs for state, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, and individuals. Bookmark this wrap-up of our coverage about these programs over the past few months. We’ll keep adding to it, bringing you critical details:
- The ARP Offers Critical Local Government Funding
The American Rescue Plan is a $1.9T plan that offers significant funds to speed recovery, including earmarks for state and local governments. This post includes links to a side-by-side comparison chart to see the differences between the ARP and CARES funds.
- Changes in assistance programs start February 24
To rectify an over-allocation of PPP funds to large corporations, the Biden Administration announced a 14-day window wherein the program would only be available to small businesses, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and the self-employed.
- Increased FEMA reimbursements are a lifeline for local restaurants and hungry residents
Additional federal funds became available for local governments to subsidize local restaurants to provide meals to those in need and first responders.
- Common Sense Solutions for Revenue, Technology, and Funding During COVID-19
Commentary from Azavar executive Scott Shamberg regarding how local governments can employ FEMA funding to stay up with critical tech investments.
What’s next? Get the help you need to handle grant programs
Combing through these guidelines, new orders, and deadlines can be extremely taxing for already-overworked local-government staff. Tap Azavar’s disaster-recovery experts for comprehensive, end-to-end management of grant applications.
Working with seasoned consultants who fully understand the ins and outs of the federal funding cycle can garner more resources for your community. Consulting costs are 75% reimbursable under current policies which makes our program a cost-effective approach.
Learn more about our Disaster Relief Funding Program