Freedom of Information Isn't Free: Finding Funding for Public Records Management Software

Grants Office Webcast: Leveraging ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Purchase Public Records Management Software

The American Rescue Plan’s $350 billion in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds offers a huge opportunity for states and local governments to invest in public service delivery, to increase government transparency, and to make governments operate more efficiently. One way these flexible stimulus funds can be used is to improve how governments process and respond to public records requests.

On November 18, the Grants Office was joined by guests from GovQA and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to help you leverage ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to purchase public records management software for your organization. In this webcast, we covered the broad basics of these funds, their eligible expenses, and discussed some of the sample use cases aligned with the Treasury Department guidelines. Additionally, we covered the best practices for putting together your stimulus proposal to support your public records project.

Watch the Webcast:


Mark Ritacco

Director of Government Affairs
National Association of Counties

Richard Campo

Grants Development Associate
Grants Office, LLC

Chris Barnes

Sr. Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Jen Snyder

Chief Evangelist

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