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Treasury Opens ARPA Reporting Portal to Smaller Cities

Smaller cities are receiving their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds through the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS), while larger cities (generally above 50,000 population) receive their ARPA funds directly from the U.S. Treasury.  The smaller cities are referred to by Treasury as non-entitlement units of local government (NEUs). 

This week, NEUs should have received a notification email from Treasury that there is a new website called the “Treasury Portal” which these smaller cities will need to access for their required ARPA expenditure reporting.  Treasury also released a user guide with step by step instructions on how to set up an account and upload some required documents into the portal.

Although NEUs will not have to complete their first Project and Expenditure Report until April 30, cities need to log into this system before then to upload the following documents:

  • The signed award terms and conditions agreement submitted to DAS as part of the request for funding;
  • The signed assurances of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 submitted to DAS as part of the request for funding; and
  • Actual budget documents validating the top-line budget total provided to DAS as part of the request for funding.

The table below shows the updated due dates and reporting requirements for all cities.  The Compliance and Reporting Guidance document has additional details, including the specific due date and coverage period for each required report type.  Treasury will be releasing a user guide later to assist recipients in gathering and submitting the information for the Project and Expenditure Report through their reporting portal.

Metropolitan cities” are generally cities with a population greater than 50,000 which receive their ARPA funds directly from Treasury. A list of these cities is available here.  

“Non-entitlement units of government” (NEUs) are cities that receive their funds from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. A list of those cities can be found here.

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Additional Questions

Individual recipients may send any questions that are not answered in these materials to SLFRP@treasury.gov.

Additional Resources

· LOC's American Rescue Plan Resource Hub

· U.S. Treasury Website  

· National League of Cities ARPA Website

Contact: Mark Gharst, Lobbyist - mgharst@orcities.org or 503-991-2192

Last Updated 12/17/21

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