Produced by the Administrative and Local Government Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin in partnership with State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®
A sigh of relief
In addition to funding households, schools, and small businesses, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provided substantial federal dollars to state and local governments to help counter the impacts of the pandemic. These funds can be used for the provision of services including investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure; premium pay for essential workers; revenue replacement due to COVID-19, and more.
Gain a better understanding of ARPA funding by attending COVID Relief Legislation and Current Issues in Administrative and Local Government Law. You’ll learn how ARPA funds are conditioned on compliance with certain U.S. Department of Treasury rules and become familiar with restrictions on the use of these funds. You’ll also discover how ARPA funding impacts local government functions such as municipal budgeting, municipal contracting, broadband expansion and regulation, and solar farm siting.
Local governing bodies have adapted ways of conducting governmental business by allowing for virtual meeting attendance. In some communities, this may become a permanent feature of public meetings. Receive an update on how to stay compliant with public records and open meetings laws when conducting virtual meetings.
Get up to speed on ARPA and review your obligations during virtual meetings at COVID Relief Legislation and Current Issues in Administrative and Local Government Law.