The Federal government has allocated $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and strengthen our communities. Unlike the CARES act which only addressed governments of 500k or more, the ARPA’s
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide direct federal funding for governments of all sizes.
Spending some of your ARPA funding to improve your IT infrastructure and technology offerings can deliver the following benefits:
The best way to understand the impact of Digital Transformation is to see how it has helped other states and cities. Migrating the city of Port St. Lucie, Florida to the Cloud has delivered an estimated 42% savings on hosting costs.
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The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provided by ARPA are designated for four main purposes*:
At first glance these don’t sound like technology-focused goals, but digging a little deeper into the mandate it becomes clear that investing in technology is integral to delivering on these initiatives. Digital infrastructure is key to fostering civic engagement, enabling remote work, improving access, and ultimately delivering better service to a growing populace.
With that in mind some technology initiatives that would be eligible for this funding include:
*Source: Department of the Treasury
You can request funding directly from the Department of the Treasury. The terms of requesting funding and additional details on how non-entitlement units may receive funding are listed online at the link above.
ARPA funds will be issued in two tranches to local governments, with the second tranche being paid twelve months after the first payment.
A recipient may only use funds to cover costs incurred during the period beginning March 3, 2021, and ending December 31, 2024. This funding is “use it or lose it” meaning that any funds not obligated by December 31, 2024, and any funds not expended to cover such obligations by December 31, 2026 must be returned.
Each government entity has a pre-allocated set of funds.
|Type||Amount ($ billions)|
|States & District of Columbia||$195.3|
|Non-entitlement Units of Local Government||$19.5|
Details on the specific allocation for your state, city, or other government can be accessed from the Department of the Treasury website under Allocation Information.
DOMA Technologies can deliver cloud, document conversion, and content management services within your budget. We are experienced at working with state and local government customers and can help you make the most of your funding no matter what stage of modernization you are at. As experienced providers for government customers we can ensure you meet compliance guidelines and that our solutions are tailored to meet the requirements for ARPA funding.
Whether you are looking to get started by centralizing your records and scanning backfiled documents or you’re looking for more advanced business intelligence and hyper automation tools, DOMA is ready to get you moving forward.
DOMA has 21 years of experience working with federal agencies and state/local governments offering digital services, cloud solutions, and healthcare information management paired with an innovative records management software.
To date DOMA has digitized over 105 Million records while upholding the highest standards of information security, compliance, and customer service.
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