When the Free Money Runs Out
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and various other federal and state funding opportunities have injected local governments with much needed funding to pay for COVID relief, essential workers, infrastructure, and more. However, when the money runs out, many communities will be faced with the headache of how to pay for ongoing maintenance or continue services. Attendees will learn how to plan for long-term costs, budget sustainably, and enact smart financial policies to ensure governments are using one-time funds responsibly.
Controller, Office of the Controller, City of Houston, Texas
Director of Finance, City of Duluth, MN
Consultant, University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)
Budget Division Manager, City of Springfield, IL