Vermont's NEUs that certified to accept their funding will receive it from the U.S. Department of the Treasury through State of Vermont. The funding will arrive in two (2) roughly equal payments ("tranches"). The first payment was made in August of 2021 and the second payment will be made about the same in 2022. Per ARPA, the State has 30 days from when they receive the funding to distribute the funding to municipalities.
The City of Burlington and the City of South Burlington were designated as "metropolitan cities" and therefore requested and received their ARPA funding directly from the Treasury.
The county ARPA funding will also arrive in two (2) roughly equal payments ("tranches"). The first payment in was in September 2021 and the second payment will arrive about the same time 2022. It will be distributed through the State of Vermont to all NEUs that certified to accept their ARPA funds, as well as the cities of Burlington and South Burlington. There is no additional certification process required to receive these funds.