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Local Government Technical Assistance Program

The State of Tennessee recognized that the unprecedented Coronavirus Recovery Funds may present new challenges for local governments. To address those challenges, the state launched an education, training and support program for local governments without federal grant experience. The Local Government Technical Assistance Program provides in-depth training on record-keeping, reporting and compliance with federal guidelines. It also provides the framework for local government to develop their own annual plans for American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds and solicit additional guidance on those plans from the State of Tennessee.

The Local Government Technical Assistance Program is open to all Tennessee counties, metropolitan cities, and NEUs.

Assistance consists of:

   - Training program/webinar series over the course of ten weeks
   - Eligibility review of annual spend plans
   - Ongoing communication via state FRF website and monthly newsletter

Go here to register.

To view the webinar schedule and videos/materials from prior webinars, click here. 


Timeline for Local Government Support Program


REGISTER HERE for Tennessee's Local Government Technical Assistance Program

To register for the training program, please follow the link below. Once you have completed and submitted the registration form, you will receive an email from containing a link that can be used to join all webinars in the series.

Registration link:

If you have any questions or need assistance registering for the webinars, please contact

Local governments will develop annual spend plans and submit through online portal for review. 

Spend plans should include detailed information regarding the COVID-19 impacts addressed by each project local governments plan to fund using FRF dollars. 

State contractor will review spend plans and provide guidance and feedback regarding the eligibility of expenses. 

Eligibility review of spend plans will not transfer the liability for any ineligible expenditures to the state. 

Spend plan template will be provided and reviewed in webinar series. 

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