AML ARPA Presentation

Today, AML held a briefing for members about ARPA Treasury guidance. This was a deep dive into what to expect and how to comply with federal relief guidelines.

Again, ARPA is the federal relief package that was signed into law two months ago. It will provide $230 million for Alaska's local governments over this and next year (50% of that each year).

In this presentation, we cover:
  • Process for accessing funds
  • Eligible use of funds
  • Reporting and compliance
  • Additional resources

As you'll see in the video, there was a question about who a recipient vs. subrecipient was, which is actually defined and provided here:
  • Recipient means a State, Territory, Tribal government, metropolitan city, non-entitlement unit of local government, county, or unit of general local government that receives a payment made under section 602(b) or 603(b) of the Social Security Act or transfer pursuant to section 603(c)(4) of the Social Security Act

We have also launched our ARPA tracking website - https://alaskaarpa.org/, which includes funding coming into the state, as well as grant opportunities and resources.

Below we have added the video of our presentation and the PowerPoint.

Please contact membersupport@akml.org with any questions, or contact me directly!

Nils Andreassen
nils@akml.org
Here is the Certification document required by Treasury. For boroughs and tribes (and Anchorage and Fairbanks), this is what they'll complete on the Treasury Portal. For everyone else, this is likely to be what we expect from the State, in terms of the commitments needing to be made. It contains a lot of the federal requirements that you should expect to comply with.
Letter from Dr. Zink for Schools on Vaccinations

Thank you for all you have done this year. I have been so inspired by the way Alaska’s students, parents, guardians, and educators have risen to the challenges of the past year. This year has not been easy, but you have found ways to keep our youth engaged, active, loved and supported through these trying times. We have much brighter days ahead and much to learn from each other as we work toward continued resiliency and recovery.

As we look forward to summer and a return to an in-person, healthy school year next year, I would like to bring to your attention that on Monday, May 10, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12+. I encourage you to discuss this with your pediatrician or family doctor, and to consider getting youth 12 years and older vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

To continue reading, Click Here! Also, please reference the documents below!
Broadband Benefit Assistance

Starting today, families can apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program through the FCC. Eligible families can receive up to $50/month on broadband services, $75/month if they’re on tribal lands, and a one-time discount of $100 toward a desktop, laptop, or tablet. GCI, OTZ, ASTAC, and AT&T are all participating, along with many other providers, in the program! 

Check out more info below: