Brief Tracking Federal Economic Recovery Funds to Communities
A Guide for Local Governments, Advocates, and Community-Based Organizations
Nikhita Airi
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State and local governments have received historic levels of federal funding to aid in pandemic relief and recovery and will continue to receive funding through recently passed infrastructure legislation. Grant funds flow to state and local governments through a complex array of grant programs from across the federal government, each with unique eligibility rules and restrictions on uses of funding. This guide explains the federal grant process and the sources of information and data that local organizations can use to engage with budget decisions and support alignment in spending with community priorities.

Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags State and local tax issues Federal budget and economy Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Policy Centers Research to Action Lab