The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through the American Rescue Plan. This historic federal investment will influence the City’s budget for the next few years. BGR recently discussed the need for careful planning and accountability for the dollars in a release, Handle with Care.
On August 4, BGR participated in a free webinar in which citizens learn more about the American Rescue Plan relief funds, how they can and can’t be used, and opportunities for addressing needs within City government and broader community priorities. Hosted by the Committee for a Better New Orleans, the webinar featured presentations by the Bureau of Governmental Research, Louisiana Budget Project, and the City of New Orleans’ Chief Administrative Officer. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.
Click below to access BGR’s presentation slides, read the Handle with Care report on the American Rescue Plan funding for state and local governments in Louisiana, or visit the Committee for a Better New Orleans website to watch the recording and view other presenters’ slides: