Weekly News & Resources

Weekly Update: September 13 – News and Resources for State Leaders

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion economic relief package, was signed by President Joe Biden on March 11. Much of the funding included will have impacts on states, both in their budgets and in the specific policies they enact. The Council of State Governments (CSG) is providing our… Read More »Weekly Update: September 13 – News and Resources for State Leaders

State Recovery Plans   

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Interim Rule requires state, territorial, metropolitan city, county and tribal governments that received funding from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to submit an Interim Report and a Recovery Plan Performance Report. Recovery Plan Performance Reports require states to provide information on performance indicators, including information on efforts to promote equitable outcomes and community engagement; plans to use evidence to inform decision-making; and expenditures by program and category. CSG Analysts… Read More »State Recovery Plans   

States Utilizing Federal Funds for Back to Work Incentives

States Utilizing Federal Funds for Back to Work Incentives With vaccination rates rising in the U.S., unemployment declined to 5.4% in July 2021, down from a pandemic era high of 10.2% in July 2020.  As the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, some states and businesses have reported labor shortages.  To try to get individuals back to work quicker, nine states are using federal money… Read More »States Utilizing Federal Funds for Back to Work Incentives