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Overland Park Convention Center

46th Annual Kansas Association of Counties Conference & Exhibition 
October 18-20, 2021, Monday-Wednesday
Overland Park (Johnson County), Kansas

Don’t Wait! Register now for the 46th Annual Kansas Association of Counties Conference & Exhibition on Monday-Wednesday, October 18-20, 2021, at the Sheraton Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

Click here for the 2021 Kansas Association of Counties Annual Conference and Exhibition Preliminary Agenda which includes general timeframes and educational topics for each day to assist you with your conference registration and attendance plans.

As of late August, there are currently over 260 staff representing 67 Kansas Counties registered for the conference, as well as 80 plus diverse exhibitors ready to showcase their products and services at the afternoon conference exposition on Tuesday, October 19. 

Exhibit Booth, Sponsorship & Advertising Information 

Click here for the 2021 KAC Annual Conference Exhibitor, Sponsor & Advertising Contract (fillable PDF Forms). The Exhibitor, Sponsor and Program Advertising forms are fillable PDF forms that can be completed via computer through Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please complete the Exhibition forms via your computer, save the completed forms, and return a signed completed copy via email to Kimberly Qualls at: qualls@kanssascounties.org. 

American Rescue Plan Resources


On May 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act. The bill includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. Additionally, the U.S. Treasury opened the new portal that counties must complete to receive Fiscal Recovery Funds.

Kansas County Recovery Fund Allocations 5.11.21

NACo Preliminary Overview of Treasury Guidance PowerPoint Presentation 5.11.2021


U.S. Treasury has released guidance for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. Many layers of sheets:

  1. Main landing page: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds

  2. VERY IMPORTANT – INTERIM FINAL RULE FOR FUND GUIDANCE:  https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/FRF-Interim-Final-Rule.pdf

  3. Quick reference fact sheet:  https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/SLFRP-Quick-Reference-Guide-FINAL-508a.pdf


U.S. Treasury Creates Office Dedicated to Implementing COVID-19 Relief; Launches Online Resource Portal

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the creation of a new office dedicated to the distribution of federal COVID-19 relief to state and local governments. Leading the new office will be new Chief of Recovery Officer Jacob Leinbenluft and Gene Sperling, the COVID Rescue Plan Coordinator at the White House. Treasury also launched a new website with resources on COVID-19 relief programs, including the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund).

On March 18, NACo sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury with feedback and recommendations for the responsible implementation and execution of the Recovery Fund from a member-wide survey. One of NACo’s key recommendations was the creation of a centralized office for Recovery Fund best practices and stakeholder engagement. Read NACo's Statement

U.S. Treasury Releases New Guidance on Certification Process for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

The U.S. Treasury released its guidance on pre-award requirements, outlining immediate steps counties need to take to receive direct payments from the U.S. Treasury under the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.  

As soon as possible, county governments should complete the steps below: 

  1. Ensure the entity has a valid DUNS number. A DUNS number is a unique nine-character number used to identify an organization and is issued by Dun & Bradstreet. The federal government uses the DUNS number to track how federal money is allocated. A DUNS number is required prior to registering with the SAM database, which is outlined below. Registering for a DUNS number is free of charge. If an entity does not have a valid DUNS number, please visit https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/ or call 1-866-705-5711 to begin the registration process.
  2. Ensure the entity has an active SAM registration. SAM is the official government-wide database to register with in order to do business with the U.S. government. All federal financial assistance recipients must register on SAM.gov and renew their SAM registration annually to maintain an active status to be eligible to receive federal financial assistance. There is no charge to register or maintain your entity SAM registration.  

If an entity does not have an active SAM registration, please visit, SAM.gov to begin the entity registration or renewal process. Please note that SAM registration can take up to three weeks; delay in registering in SAM could impact timely payment of funds.  

Click here for a quick overview for SAM registration.  

  1. Gather the entity’s payment information, including:
  • Entity Identification Number (EIN), name and contact information
  • Name and title of an authorized representative of the entity
  • Financial institution information (e.g., routing and account number, financial institution name and contact information)
U.S. Treasury FACT SHEET: The American Rescue Plan Will Deliver Immediate Economic Relief to Families 3.18.2021
National Association of Counties (NACo) American Rescue Plan Information
Kansas Governor's Office of Recovery: American Rescue Plan Information for Kansas 

Coronavirus COVID-19: Kansas Counties Information


COVID-19 💉 Vaccine Information

Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Information Website 
Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas to Move to Phase 5 of Vaccine Distribution Plan  3.26.2021

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Will Move To Phase 3 and 4 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution 3.15.2021
Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution 1.20.2021

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Finalized Vaccine Distribution Order

KS Vaccination Distribution Plan for Population Groups