State ARPA/SLFRF Spending Workbooks

These workbooks track spending of the $350 billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) awarded to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. The U.S. Treasury has mandated that these funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024. The aim of this analysis is to inform stakeholders about the allocation of these funds in their communities, so that this one-time injection of dollars can be used to promote the general welfare. This analysis spans January 1st, 2023 – December 31st, 2023 and will be updated as new data become available. Questions or suggestions? Email [email protected].

Last updated July 2024

Child Care Research Toolkit

The toolkit details and provides links to data resources, research papers, surveys, and policy recommendations on the following topics: Costs and benefits of child care; child care funding; child care participation and barriers to care; child care provider demographics and wages; and child care campaign strategy. This list will be updated with additional resources and as new data become available. Questions or suggestions? Email [email protected].

Last updated March 2023

EARN: Premium Pay Toolkit

Premium pay for frontline workers (often referred to as “hero pay”) is one of the ways state and local governments can use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. This toolkit is a comprehensive guide to premium pay – who can get it and how it works – with policy recommendations, supporting data, and relevant examples from across the country. It is intended for policy advocates and policymakers alike.

Tell us what you want to see at EARNCon 2022!

Do you have ideas about what you’d like to see at this year’s conference? You can share your initial thoughts and ideas by filling out this form by Friday, May 6. More details to come for those interested in submitting workshop proposals and organizing sessions at EARNCon 2022.