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COVID-19 and American Rescue Plan Act Guidance for Local Governments


Local governing bodies throughout Tennessee are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many governments may have questions about how to carry out governance, financial, and operational responsibilities lawfully and effectively.

The American Rescue Plan Act also raises questions about expenditure eligibility, accounting, reporting requirements, and other issues.

The Tennessee Comptroller's Office has created these resources to address some of these questions.

Below you will find guidance related to the American Rescue Plan Act; Governor Bill Lee's Executive Order No. 60 regarding Tennessee’s open meeting requirements (Executive Order No. 78 extends this authority through April 28, 2021); guidance on emergency policies and prodecures; guidance on the use of COVID-19 related federal and state revenues; and additional information.

Questions about these materials can be referred to the contacts listed within.

American Rescue Plan Act