B - Readily funds technology as part of an award
Department of the Treasury
The Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) is a general revenue enhancement program that provides additional assistance to eligible revenue-sharing counties and eligible Tribal governments. Funds have been appropriated from the American Rescue Plan by the U.S. Treasury. Grant recipients may treat these funds in a similar manner to how they treat funds generated from their own revenue. Programs, services, and capital expenditures that are traditionally undertaken by a government are considered to fulfill a governmental purpose.” For Tribal governments, investing in activities undertaken by Tribal enterprises, such as operating or capital expenditures for businesses that are owned or controlled by a Tribal government, are considered a governmental purpose. Recipients should refer to the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund guidance for more information on eligible and ineligible uses. https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/LATCF-guidance.pdf
Recipients may use these funds for any governmental purpose other than a lobbying activity. Grantees may maintain or expand public services, such as health, educational, housing, and public safety services, to their communities with these funds. They may also invest in infrastructure, from roads and bridges to water infrastructure, to facilitate economic development, improve health outcomes, or transition their communities to clean energy. Grantees may also invest in restoring and bolstering government capacities, such as increasing the size of their government workforce or investing in improvements in service including technology infrastructure and data analysis resources.
History of Funding
None is available.
A non-exhaustive list of example activities that fulfill a governmental purpose include, but are not limited to:
- Provision of health services, educational services, court services, police, fire, emergency medical, and other public safety services, utilities or sanitation services, and direct assistance to households (including cash assistance);
- Capital expenditures on core facilities and equipment, including in housing and community development (e.g., schools, hospitals, childcare facilities, and parks and recreation facilities), public safety facilities and equipment (e.g., police vehicles), and government administration buildings;
- Infrastructure investments, including roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, utility systems, airports, public transit, and technology infrastructure;
- Long-term economic development activities, including affordable housing development, workforce development, and other programs to strengthen local communities undergoing economic transitions;
- General government operations, such as general government administration, personnel costs, administrative facilities, record keeping, tax assessments, or election administration; and
- Meeting another federal program's non-federal match or cost-sharing requirements, unless barred by statute or other applicable law (as detailed further in this guidance).
An eligible Tribal government is the recognized governing body of any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, community, component band, or component reservation.
An eligible revenue sharing county is a county, parish, or borough that is independent of any other unit of local government; and that, as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, is the principal provider of government services for the area within its jurisdiction; and for which, as determined by the Secretary, there is a negative revenue impact due to implementation of a Federal program or changes to such program. In addition, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands are eligible revenue sharing counties. A list of eligible counties can be found at: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/local-assistance-and-tribal-consistency-fund#:~:text=The%20Local%20Assistance%20and%20Tribal%20Consistency%20Fund%20provides%20flexible%20support,other%20than%20a%20lobbying%20activity.
Eligible Tribal governments have to request funding by February 28, 2023, at 11:59 PM AKDT.
*If an eligible Tribal government does not complete its submission by that deadline, the Tribal government will not be eligible for either the first or second payment under the LATCF. The first payment will be available immediately and will be made to Tribes on a rolling basis. Treasury expects to make the second payment after the start of fiscal year 2023.
Eligible revenue sharing counties must request funding by January 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM AKST.
*If an eligible revenue sharing county does not complete its submission by that deadline, the eligible revenue sharing county will not be eligible for either the first or second payment under the LATCF. The first payment will be available immediately and will be made to eligible revenue sharing counties on a rolling basis. Treasury expects to make the second payment after the start of calendar year 2023.
A total of $2 billion is available for FY22 and FY23. No cost share/match is required.
- Tribal governments have been allocated $250 million for FY22 and FY23.
- Revenue sharing counties have been allocated $750 million for FY22 and FY23.
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