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US Treasury Guidance

FACT SHEET: The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Will Deliver $350 Billion for State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Governments to Respond to the COVID-19 Emergency and Bring Jobs Back
May 10, 2021

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Pre-Contracting Documents for Non-Entitlied Municipalities

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Pre-Contracting Presentation Slides

Pre-Contracting Checklist Template

XX-XX W-9 NC Form

XX-XX Attachment G Vendor Electronic Payment Form



Welcome to PROtalks, a video series walking non-entitled municipalities through the NCPRO's Pre-Contracting Checklist. This checklist will help ensure municipalities are prepared to contract with the State to receive American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (LFRF). NCPRO Policy Analyst Nate Halubka covers what municipalities can do immediately, and tips about what not to do, so that Local Fiscal Recovery Funds can be received efficiently and accurately.


Pre-Contracting for Non-Entitled Municipalities [Part 1]

Part 1 of a four-part series details what non-entitled municipalities can do to prepare for contracting with the State to receive Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Policy Analyst Nate Halubka introduces and explains the NCPRO Pre-Contracting Checklist and how non-entitled municipalities can obtain a DUNS number and register it with
May 10, 2021


Pre-Contracting for Non-Entitled Municipalities [Part 2]

In Part 2, Policy Analyst Nate Halubka discusses what non-entitled municipalities should NOT do when preparing and submitting W-9 and Electronic Payment forms. Following these instructions will help non-entitled municipalities ensure they receive funds without delays from forms needing to be resubmitted.
May 10, 2021


Pre-Contracting for Non-Entitled Municipalities [Part 3]

Part 3 of this four-part series covers important internal processes that non-entitles municipalities can attend to up front to ensure efficient and accurate receipt of Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Policy Analyst Nate Halubka explains how the NCPRO Pre-Contracting Checklist can guide non-entitled municipalities in these important processes.
May 10, 2021


Pre-Contracting for Non-Entitled Municipalities [Part 4]

May 13, 2021
The concluding Part 4 of our series details how to submit pre-contracting documents to NCPRO. Policy Analyst Nate Halubka includes tips for navigating the online Smartsheets format.


Pre-Contracting FAQs for Non-Entitled Units/Municipalities [Part 1]

May 20, 2021
In this PROtalk, Policy Analyst Nate Halubka addresses some frequently asked questions about the pre-contracting process for non-entitled units/municipalities.