American Rescue Plan

Most local CIOs expect budgets to increase as cyber concerns mount, survey finds

by • 4 weeks ago

An annual survey by CompTIA's Public Technology Institute found that more than 80% of city and county CIOs expect their budgets to increase.

Four states to expand broadband with pandemic relief infrastructure fund

by • 4 weeks ago

Louisiana, New Hampshire, Virginia and West Virginia are the first four states tapping the American Rescue Plan to expand internet service.

States gear up for federal broadband funding

by • 2 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast, North Carolina broadband official Nate Denny explains his approach to new federal funding for high-speed internet.

Biden tells counties Rescue Plan funds can be used to prepare for infrastructure boost

by • 5 months ago

President Joe Biden used a speech to the National Association of Counties to highlight local accomplishments of his pandemic relief plan.

County CIOs say Rescue Plan money should be used 'realistic' IT projects

by • 5 months ago

The CIO of Cook County, Illinois, said he's been looking for "shovel-ready projects" as spending from the American Rescue Plan begins.

West Virginia 'one-stop shop' helps communities follow ARPA rules

by • 5 months ago

As local governments receive federal relief funding, the state is offering software that helps them meet spending and reporting rules.

Data shows how local governments have used Rescue Plan money

by • 5 months ago

An interactive tracker from NACo, the National League of Cities and the Brookings Institution shows highlights of more than 2,300 projects funded by last year's pandemic relief package.

Boston to invest more than $12 million in digital equity

by • 5 months ago

The funding will support connectivity for more than 23,000 library users and families, Mayor Michelle Wu said.

Most states have a budget surplus, but should be wary of financial 'cliff'

by • 5 months ago

Governors and legislators seeking to expand broadband infrastructure must find a balance between flexibility and utility, researchers said.