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Gov. Reynolds requested $222 million in pandemic relief to city  government   


This news story was published on July 9, 2021.
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Kim Reynolds is on the job.

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has requested  $222 million in pandemic relief from the American Rescue Package of 2021 (ARPA) that will allow 930 city governments to access federal funding starting today. The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund will provide $19.53 billion nationally to support tens of thousands of non-entitlement units of local government (NEUs), which are local governments typically serving a population under 50,000.

$111 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds will be available this fiscal year and an additional $111 million will be in the next fiscal year. Cities have 30 days to submit paperwork to the Iowa Department of Management to receive these federal funds. Cities will also have complete jurisdiction over how this money is spent following compliance with federal guidance and parameters. Information on the application process can be found here

Prior to making the request from the federal government, the state of Iowa has worked with hundreds of municipalities and the Iowa League of Cities on pre-spending plans in order to reduce the red tape and ease the administration of the federal funds they will receive. Over one-third of all eligible cities in Iowa have already completed their paperwork to access these funds.

The Department of the Treasury will make payments to each State for distribution to NEUs within each state. Treasury is providing the guidance to assist States with their distribution of these funds to NEUs. That guidance can be found here.

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6 Responses to Gov. Reynolds requested $222 million in pandemic relief to city  government   

  1. IdaMae Reply Report comment

    July 12, 2021 at 8:04 am

    How dare her!

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    So she can use it to update more of the computer systems. Can’t wait to see her out of office ASAP. There is a better person for the job that’s not a yes person all the time.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 12, 2021 at 8:32 am

      Please hold your breath while waiting. She will be re-elected in a landslide because we like what she does and your opinion doesn’t mean shit.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 12, 2021 at 10:15 pm

        Who is this “we” you speak of? Ya got a turd in your pants that you think of people?! Fewer people are Repukelikkans at every election and it’s a trend.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Wait, I thought she was against taking any more money from the Feds.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 13, 2021 at 3:14 am

      Against taking federal money with ropes, not strings, attached. The money she declined had the attachment of taking, and housing illegal border crossers, implementation of teaching Critical Race Theory in public schools, and I forget what the other big ticket item was, then there was a host of smaller things that had to be done also. Very little of the money that was supposed to help, was going to go to help, most was to go to Democrat programs and illegals.