Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. Among its many provisions, the Act establishes the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which includes $65.1 billion to counties.
On Friday, March 19, AIC Executive Director David Bottorff and State Board of Accounts County Supervisor Lori Rogers hosted a live-streamed presentation about the ARP. To watch the video, click here: AIC and SBOA Discussion on ARP
Here are some highlights, followed by links to several resources:
--Counties will have through the end of 2024 to spend their allocations.
|AIC and SBOA presentation on the ARP|
--It will be important for County Commissioners and Councils to work together to think strategically and develop a long-term plan for use of the money.
--It will be crucial for counties to develop strong internal controls over the expenditures.
--The local ordinance should list allowable uses of the ARP funds and reference the county's plan. The ordinance and plan can be amended as needed.
--At this time, Treasury is working on guidance. It is possible that the U.S. Congress or Treasury may amend the guidance in the future.
--The first distribution of funds is expected in early May, 2021. The second distribution will occur in 2022.
The National Association of Counties has a COVID-19 Recovery Clearinghouse page that includes the latest updates on the American Rescue Plan and county-by-county allocations.
For the SBOA Directive applicable to counties, cities, and towns that addresses accounting for the ARP funds, click here: State Examiner Directive 2021-1
For the SBOA March 18, 2021 memorandum that addresses accounting processes for the ARP, click here: March 18, 2021 Memorandum
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Dear Auditors and Associate Members,
It's that time of year again -- time to renew your membership in the Indiana County Auditors' Association.
County auditors recently received an email with the 2021 membership letter. The letter can be accessed on the "Association Business" tab or by clicking on the following link: 2021 Auditor Membership Letter.
Associate memberships are also now open for 2021. The letter for vendors to join as Associate members is also on the Association Business page or by clicking here: 2021 Vendor Membership Letter
Membership dues should be mailed to the 2021 Treasurer at the following address: Christina Sriver, Fulton County Auditor, 125 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975
Thank you auditors and vendors for your ongoing support of the Indiana County Auditors' Association!
Saturday, January 2, 2021