Just Recovery
With the American Rescue Plan, localities can and must invest in community needs and build sustainable infrastructure centered on equity.

Our Vision and Work

Local governments have and continue to play a critical role in protecting communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – from passing local public health ordinances and sharing accurate health safety information to addressing urgent economic needs and protecting frontline workers. With the American Rescue Plan Act, localities can and must invest in community needs and build sustainable infrastructure centered on equity.

As our pandemic response moves towards long-term equitable recovery, local governments will continue to play a critical role in ensuring communities have the immediate relief and long-term solutions to address underlying systemic inequalities.


Lead Together to Transform American Communities

This website is for government leaders, policymakers, community organizers and organizations, advocacy groups, and civic leaders who want to:

  • Apply SLFRF dollars to solve problems within your communities
  • Find out how communities, cities, counties, states—locally and nationally—are promoting equity and co-governance
  • Reference sample documents and tools, and share best practices and policies to use ARP dollars.


Blogs And Featured News

Local Progress Reacts to Lack of State and Local Funding in $484 Billion Coronavirus Aid Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the announcement that the Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan deal for additional coronavirus aid.

Federal Advocacy Roundup | April 2023

Though Congress has been quieter this month after their turbulent January, there’s never a quiet month in Washington D.C. February’s developments have put a bright spotlight on the actions—and inaction—of federal agencies. Here's our analysis.

August Federal Advocacy Roundup : The Inflation Reduction Act

August has been a busy time for the federal government! The big news, of course, is the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which passed last week on August 16.

What localities can do to protect renters & stop evictions

The Supreme Court struck down the CDC eviction moratorium that was in place through Oct 3, 2021.

Want to Get More involved?

Check out our steering committees! Our work is member-led and our issue steering committees offer a big picture perspective on LP’s programmatic work.