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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Office Hours

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Learn How States Are Using ARPA Funding

To facilitate sharing among legislators and legislative staff, NCSL is hosting a series of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Office Hours—a virtual meeting to speak with our experts—on ARPA-related topics. Please feel free to hop on with your questions, and stay for as little or as long as you like. You can also send us your questions in advance, and we'll be sure to find the answer or find an expert who knows the answer.

These drop-in calls will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month, from February through May 2022, and are open to state legislators and/or legislative staff only. 

Upcoming Office Hours

Be sure to register and add these dates and times (3 p.m. ET) to your calendar so you never miss an opportunity to interact with NCSL experts and peers in other states. Note: each event has a different registration link so you will need to register separately for each event. 

  • Feb. 24 | Fiscal: Learn about ARPA and Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, including the status of allocations, spending authority and more. Participants will also learn about NCSL’s ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund Allocations database. NCSL staff include: Emily Maher and Kelly Hughes. 
  • March 31 | Health: Learn how states are leveraging ARPA funds to support COVID-19 response efforts, systemic public health and economic challenges, behavioral health issues and more. NCSL staff include: Kelly Hughes, Emily Blanford, Karmen Hanson and Samantha Scotti.
  • April 28 | Broadband: Learn how states are allocating ARPA funds to broadband expansion, for existing programs and establishing new ones. NCSL staff include Heather Morton and Kelly Hughes.
  • May 26 | Housing: Learn about housing-related ARPA provisions and how states are leveraging these funds to reduce homelessness and increasing housing stability. NCSL staff include: Heather Hanna, Kelsie George and Kelly Hughes.
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