The COVID-19 pandemic saw a variety of funding options to help communities respond to and recover from the pandemic. Communities that leveraged these funding streams to build upon each other will see the most transformative recovery possible.

Through our contract with CoPro+, hosted by Livingston County, any county or municipality in Michigan can benefit from our services to navigate the current and ongoing recovery funding landscape. Our goal is to take you from “zero to 60” as quickly as possible, using tried and true practices to build your recovery and make lasting community change.

Pieces of Recovery: Let Us Help You Build A Plan for Your Community

CRF

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Communities have until December 31, 2021 to apply for CARES Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to meet the economic and response needs of COVID-19.

FEMA PA

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FEMA Public Assistance (PA) funds are designed to reimburse for eligible disaster-related costs. These include vaccination, personal protective equipment, and personnel costs dedicated to supporting the COVID-19 response.

ARPA

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is designed to provided significant funding directly to communities to help their recovery and economic revitalization from COVID-19.

ERAP

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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is designed to help renters cover their rent and associated utilities if they've experienced hardship as a result of COVID-19. The goal of this program is to prevent homelessness.

Future Programs

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Additional programs could be added at any time and we stand ready to incorporate those programs into your successful recovery.

COVID-19 Relief Frequently Asked Questions

1What does my county/city need to do to receive ARPA funds?
Because these grants are allocated to communities through the America Recovery Plan Act, counties and cities do not need to submit applications or grant materials. However, counties and metropolitan cities should ensure they have a valid DUNS number, an active SAM registration, and payment information – including Entity Identification Number (EIN), name, and contact information; name and title of authorized representative of the entity; and financial institution information. (https://www.nlc.org/covid-19-pandemic-response/arp-local-relief-frequently-asked-questions/#how-to-funds)
2How will my county/city receive its funds?
Counties and metropolitan cities will receive direct funding under the America Rescue Plan Act. The Act designates cities will receive their funds directly from the U.S. Department of Treasury. The Act designates Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government will receive federal funds that through their state. (https://www.nlc.org/covid-19-pandemic-response/arp-local-relief-frequently-asked-questions/#how-to-funds)
3What will I need to report to the Treasury?
Cities will be required to submit one interim report and thereafter quarterly Project and Expenditure reports through the end of the award period on December 31, 2026. The interim report will include a recipient’s expenditures by category at the summary level from the date of award to July 31, 2021 and, for States and territories, information related to distributions to nonentitlement units. Recipients must submit their interim report to Treasury by August 31, 2021. Non-entitlement units of local government are not required to submit an interim report. Cities will need a valid DUNS number to meet the reporting requirements for the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. (https://www.nlc.org/covid-19-pandemic-response/arp-local-relief-frequently-asked-questions/#how-to-funds)
4Is there a deadline to use the funds?
The funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and spent down by December 31, 2026.

Meet our Key Personnel

Jeff Stevens, CEM, MEP

Jeff serves as iParametrics’ Vice President of Emergency Management. Jeff is hands-on leader known for his dogged advocacy on behalf of the communities we serve. He constantly identifies opportunities to ensure that our clients are leveraging all possible avenues to enhance their preparedness or build back better after a disaster. Jeff has been assisting clients around the country to effectively recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, using a variety of funding sources offered through federal, state, and local agencies. Jeff is a Certified Emergency Manager and FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner. He holds numerous Incident Management Team certifications and is also a volunteer firefighter.

Tanya Birks

Tanya is a community and housing development professional with over 10 years of experience in planning, project development and grant program management services for community and economic development, infrastructure, housing, disaster recovery for more than 30 local government clients and state agencies. She has experience managing operations of grants funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, CDBG-DR, HOME, ESG, HOPWA, LIHTC, and American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Jenna Abbey

Jenna

Jenna is a results-oriented, certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with proven success in executing large scale strategies for program design and implementation, portfolio management, process improvement, cross-functional teamwork, financial oversight, and data analytics. She brings a reputation for transparent reporting, introducing and integrating efficiencies, and exceeding client expectations. Jenna has deep knowledge of the regulations governing CDBGDR, CDBG-MIT, FEMA Public Assistance, and cross-cutting federal regulations including 2 CFR 200.

Margaret Larson

Larson

Margaret is an Emergency Management expert and member of the Senior Leadership Team with AG Witt, LLC., an emergency management consulting firm established by former FEMA Director, James Lee Witt. Margaret brings nearly 30 years of emergency management, policy and programmatic expertise through her tenure on Capitol Hill, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Feeding America and with national consulting firms. Her most recent work has been in the State of California leading clients in their COVID disaster recovery and compliance with CARES Act requirements, in addition to wildfire recovery projects.

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