2023 Annual Conference Sessions: Federal Advocacy

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Sessions for Sunday, May 21

21 May
3:50 PM-5:05 PM PT
Portland 252-253

Financial Data Transparency Act Explained: What Finance Officers Need to Know

When the 117th Congress concluded in December 2022, the municipal market was quite surprised by a little-known provision riding along on the National Defense Authorization Act. And yet, the Financial Data Transparency Act will not only radically transform the technology for financial reporting, but also insert the federal government as rulemakers in state and local government financial reporting. There is no doubt that this effort will require substantial outreach to federal government over the next several years. Come to this session to understand the concepts, the processes, and the opportunities for this needed outreach.

1.5 CPE credit

Sessions for Monday, May 22

No federal advocacy sessions for May 22

Sessions for Tuesday, May 23

23 May
10:20 AM-Noon PT
Portland 256-257

ARPA Closeout: Gearing up for December 31, 2024

December 31, 2024, the final date to obligate your ARPA funds, is quickly approaching. Yet new spending categories are still being fleshed out. What does your government need to do to prepare for spending the last of your ARPA funds? Speakers in this session will identify key dates, discuss the potential for upcoming announcements, and answer questions from attendees as we approach the end of the covered period.

2 CPE credits
23 May
2:00 PM-3:15 PM PT
OR 203

Year in Washington, D.C.: Federal Updates

GFOA's Federal Liaison Center keeps a watchful eye on congressional and regulatory activity in Washington, D.C., for members. Now that the 117th Congress has come to an end, we can look back and evaluate the overall impact on government and the public finance profession. In this session, speakers will highlight major actions, what has improved, what has not, and what finance officers need to be aware of now. Also, attendees will hear what to watch for in the coming year from our federal government representatives.

1.5 CPE credit
23 May
3:35 PM-4:50 PM PT
Portland 251-258

Lessons Learned in Federal Funds Opportunities

While most finance officers are aware of major funding programs like ARPA, IIJA, and IRA, did you also know other federal funds opportunities now exist for state and local government? In this session, speakers representing federal agencies will discuss current and forthcoming notices of funding opportunities (NOFO). Attend this session to decrease your chance of missing out and learn how to best leverage available programs for your organization.

1.5 CPE credit

Sessions for Wednesday, May 24

No federal advocacy sessions for May 24