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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