Key Differences: CARES Act vs American Rescue Plan Act Funding

  |  June 21, 2021

Businessman discussing budget report at the meeting

The types of eligible costs and applicability of funding available through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are quite different. It is important for tribal and civic leaders to understand the difference between the two funding streams, to ensure that their communities are able to make best use of the grant allocations. Read more.
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Latest Guidance on Tribal Funding Under ARPA Released by Treasury

  |  May 14, 2021

Following the approval of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in March 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has now issued Interim Guidance on the distribution of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (31 CFR Part 35). These funds are intended to help state, local, and tribal governments address economic impacts caused by the pandemic and assist with their recovery. Read more.
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Tribal Funding Under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021

  |  April 5, 2021

The ARP legislation approved by the President on March 13, 2021 includes about $31B in resources to Indian Country. Now, federal agencies are holding consultation sessions with Tribes for their input on the distribution and feedback on implementing the Act’s uses. REDW will watch for implementing regulations, which we would expect to see published over the next couple of months. In the meantime, the following is a brief overview of what Tribes should consider for planning purposes. Read more.
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No Longer Mandatory: FFCRA Leave Provisions

  |  January 12, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) extended the payroll tax credit available to employers for amounts paid under the EPSLA and EFMLEA through March 31, 2021, but did not extend the mandate to provide the leave. Therefore, employers may elect to voluntarily continue to offer the paid leave to those employees who did not exhaust the leave in 2020. Read more.
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Top Tribal HR Challenges in 2020:Takeaways from the NNAHRA Annual Conference

  |  October 30, 2020

As REDW has long been a strong supporter and partner of the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA), several members of our Human Resources Consulting team participated in the association's annual conference in 2020. Here we provide some timely and informative conference takeaways for HR professionals serving Indian County through the repercussions of the global health crisis. Read more.
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