Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program

ICR 202201-1505-001

OMB: 1505-0271

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2022-01-04
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ICR Details
1505-0271 202201-1505-001
Active 202112-1505-002
TREAS/DO
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Emergency 01/04/2022
Approved without change 01/04/2022
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 01/04/2022
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
02/28/2022 6 Months From Approved 02/28/2022
81,410 0 49,410
202,095 0 74,095
0 0 0

Sections 602 and 603 of the Social Security Act as added by section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”), Pub. L. No. 117-2 (Mar. 11, 2021) authorizes the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF) and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) respectively (referred to as the “Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds” or “SLFRF”), which provides $350 billion in total funding to Treasury to make payments generally to States (defined to include the District of Columbia), U.S. Territories (defined to include, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa), Tribes, Metropolitan cities, Counties, Consolidated Governments, and Nonentitlement units of local government (through States) (collectively the “eligible entities”) to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impact, including provide assistance to households, small business, nonprofits, and impacted industries, such as tourism, travel, and hospitality; respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing premium pay to eligible workers of the State, territory, tribal government, metropolitan city, county, or nonentitlement units of local government performing essential work or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers; provide government services, to the extent COVID-19 caused a reduction of revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year of the State, territory, tribal government, metropolitan city, county, or nonentitlement units of local government; or make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure. Section 602(b) of the Act prescribes that $219.8 billion must be allocated as follows: (1) $4.5 billion reserved for making payments to the U.S. Territories; (2) $20 billion reserved for making payments to Tribal governments; and (3) $195.3 billion reserved for making payments to the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Section 603(b) of the Act prescribes that $130.2 billion must be allocated as follows: (1) $45.57 billion reserved for making payments to Metropolitan cities; (2) $19.53 billion reserved for making payments to States for distribution to Nonentitlement units of local government; and (3) $65.1 billion reserved for making payments to Counties. A unit of general local government that has formed a consolidated government or is geographically (in full or in part) within the boundaries of another unit of general local government may receive a distribution from the funds reserved for making payment to a metropolitan city, nonentitlement unit of local government or county, as applicable based on the respective formula for such allocation to a metropolitan city, nonentitlement unit of local government or county. Section 602(b)(6)(A)(i) provides that Treasury shall make payments to States and U.S. Territories no later than 60 days after receipt of the required certification. Payments to tribal governments are to be distributed no later than 60 days after March 11, 2021 pursuant to section 602(b)(6)(B). Section 603(b)(7)(A) provides that Treasury shall make the first tranche of payments to metropolitan cities, counties, and States for distribution to nonentitlement units of local government no later than 60 days after March 11, 2021.
Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) procedures established at 5 C.F.R. § 1320.13, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) requests emergency processing for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program’s Project and Expenditure Report User Guide, revising OMB Control Number 1505-0271. On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law, and established the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which together make up the SLFRF program. This program is intended to provide support to State, territorial, local, and Tribal governments in responding to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 and in their efforts to contain impacts on their communities, residents, and businesses. On November 15, 2021, Treasury published updated Compliance and Reporting Guidance that SLFRF recipients need to comply with to fulfill their reporting requirements. Treasury has directly engaged with various interested agencies and stakeholders as well as SLFRF recipients plans to provide input on reporting. Due to policy and technical constraints, and recognition of open questions from recipients and external stakeholders on SLFRF eligible uses, the SLFRF program, in coordination with policy, OGC and ORP leadership, recommended a series of updates to reporting requirements and timelines, including the Project and Expenditure report, which are included in the Compliance and Reporting Guidance. Treasury is currently finalizing the development of the reporting portal recipients will use to transmit the project and expenditure information. The online portal is expected to go live around January 5, 2022. Due to the need to provide detailed instructions to recipients on how to report through the Treasury reporting portal once it opens, Treasury requests emergency processing and approval by January 4, 2021 of the Project and Expenditure Report User Guide. In preparation for the renewal of the OMB approval, Treasury has published a 60-day notice soliciting comments on September 16, 2021 at 86 FR 51727.

PL: Pub.L. 117 - 2 9901 Name of Law: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
  
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Not associated with rulemaking

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  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 81,410 49,410 0 32,000 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 202,095 74,095 0 128,000 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Miscellaneous Actions
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This emergency revision is to add the Project and Expenditure Report User Guide, which will increase the burden hours by 128,000 hours.

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Molly Stasko 202 622-8922 [email protected]

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On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
01/04/2022


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