Welcome to CommuniTIES, the Baker Tilly podcast series where we speak with public sector leaders about proactive and practical guidance to help governmental entities protect and enhance their value.

The Final Rule expands considerable flexibility for state and local governments to promote immediate and long-term, equitable economic development, recovery and resiliency through unprecedented funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF) and other sources. In this podcast, Baker Tilly’s public sector specialists offer insights on how communities can be proactive in their strategic approach and opportunities for managing these landmark funds. Our team discusses:

  • The ways the Final Rule will initiate, drive and accelerate equitable economic recovery
  • An overview of the kinds of available funds, including broadband and infrastructure, housing, workforce (solutions), and clean energy
  • How communities can develop a capital plan with the funds from FRF and other sources
  • Using the FRF for important needs, like housing
  • The opportunities and challenges related to this new opportunity through the Final Rule

You will also learn how Baker Tilly’s interactive advisory model, COMPASS, can help you design a tailored investment and funding strategy that meets you where you are today in your funding and planning journey.

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Meet this episode’s thought leaders:

  • Kate Crowley, Principal, Public Sector Advisory Practice Leader
  • Marta Purdy, Director, Public Sector Advisory

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