Federal Advocacy

New User Guide and Portal Released for SLFRF Recipients

On August 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury released the User Guide: Treasury’s Portal for Recipient Reporting and instructions for submitting information into the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) recipient reporting portal. The User Guide contains detailed guidance and instructions for SLFRF recipients and is intended to supplement the Compliance and Reporting Guidance issued by Treasury on June 17, 2021.

The Portal will be the main repository for the Interim Report (due August 31), the initial Project and Expenditure Report (due October 31), and the initial performance report (due August 31). For more information about the report contents, requirements for compliance by entity type and size and due dates, click here. All prime recipients of SLFRF, including nonentitlement units of local government (NEUs) will need to be familiar with the portal.

 Please note, the User Guide recommends recipients to first designate staff or officials for specific roles in managing the reports for their award. The individual(s) will then access Treasury’s Portal link that will direct them to the ID.me verification website where they will need to create an account. Only after the accounts are verified will the designated staff be able to access the portal to submit SLFRF reports.

Other helpful resources include:

  • Additions to the Frequently Asked Questions about eligible expenditures on Treasury’s webpage. Treasury has not yet released the Final Rule of SLFRF, but GFOA members should reference the Interim Final Rule for any expense eligibility question.
  • A new Recovery Plan template, which details required information for the Recovery Plan Performance Report due on August 31 for select prime recipients, and webinar recordings geared towards specific recipient groups.
  • Although NEUs do not have to submit an Interim Report or Recovery Plan Performance Report and thus will not need to access the Reporting Portal at this time, familiarity with the user guide is important for the upcoming Project & Expenditure Report. Treasury has a NEU-specific page that should be checked regularly for updates and information.

GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center is currently reviewing the User Guide and will provide updates as needed. Please visit GFOA’s Coronavirus Response Resource Center where members can access tools like the: