The State of Vermont has issued allocations for all of Vermont’s “Non-Entitlement Unit” (NEU) communities, which includes all of the municipalities in Addison County. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recommended that all ARPA recipients with an award less than $10 million should elect the “Standard Allowance” for revenue loss and spend their funds on the “provision of government services” (Expenditure Category 6.1 Revenue Replacement). This approach provides the greatest flexibility in spending these dollars and simplicity in reporting. *** If your municipality did not elect the “Standard Allowance” for revenue loss during the last reporting period then it may do so through the April 30, 2023. ***
ACRPC encourages you to prioritize community investments that will provide long-term economic and community development benefits. In general, we recommend that you be strategic in leveraging the funds for transformational projects, and reach out to your community for public input. Your town plan goals and priorities are a great place to start for ideas! If you would like to partner with your neighboring communities to make your funding go further, ACRPC can facilitate regional level investments. The ARPA amounts for each municipality can be found HERE.
For more information or questions, please contact ACRPC Emergency Management Planner, Andrew L’Roe