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Bloomberg Philanthropies & U.S. Conference of Mayors Launch COVID-19 Federal Assistance e311

Articles & Insights Apr 19 2021

Through the American Rescue Plan Act federal funding has been made available to support COVID-19 response and recovery in cities. The processes for claiming and retaining this federal funding are complex, difficult to navigate, and evolving. To successfully access and retain this funding, cities must understand the process and regulations for applying for funding, documenting expenses, and receiving reimbursement. to support COVID-19 response and recovery in cities. The processes for claiming and retaining this federal funding may be complex, difficult to navigate, and continually changing. To successfully access and retain this funding, cities must understand the process and regulations for applying for funding, documenting expenses, and receiving reimbursement.

The COVID Federal Assistance e311 Program, a collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Witt O'Brien's, provides cities with expert assistance to help obtain and retain federal funding for efforts related to COVID response and recovery—including vaccine distribution, public health and safety staff, testing and contact tracing, utility supports, PPE, and more.

The e311 platform provides cities access to a range of resources related to the federal reimbursement process, including relevant updates from federal agencies, issue-specific briefs, frequently asked questions and lessons learned by cities, and links to relevant information, templates and tools.

For more information on the American Rescue Plan Act, visit the U.S. Department of Treasury website.