The CARES Act and Archive360

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State, Local, and Tribal Governments may be able to offset unplanned expenses they’ve incurred because of COVID-19, thanks to a $150 billion relief fund created by the United States Government.

CARES Funding for SLED Projects

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act helps State, Local, and Tribal Governments meet expenses not anticipated in their budgets before March 2020. More information is available at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Timeline for Eligibility

The deadline to contract for IT purchasing has been

extended to December 2021.

Eligible Expenditure

  • SLED units must have a population of at least 500,000. Click here for a complete list of all eligible counties, cities, and towns.
  • Only expenditures that were not accounted for in the budget as of March 27, 2020 are eligible. Expenditures need to be incurred between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021.
  • The following have been identified as eligible IT expenditures: “Expenses of actions to facilitate compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures, such as……… Expenses to improve telework capabilities for public employees to enable compliance with COVID-19 public health precautions.” Click here for more details
  • The following have been identified as eligible expenditures for educational institutions: “Expenses to facilitate distance learning, including technological improvements, in connection with school closings to enable compliance with COVID-19 precautions.” Click here for more details

Working with Archive360 To Secure Your CARES Funding 

Archive360 is working with State and Local Governments throughout the United States to help them leverage available CARES Act funds. This is how one State CIO justified receiving funding to implement Archive360 for data archiving, search and eDiscovery:

“Our eDiscovery platform is limited in terms of licensing and resources. We are limited to only a few cases and have a growing backlog of eRecord/FOIA requests. Additionally, our resources have to perform eDiscovery in 2 places right now, which also extends the amount of time to process the requests. The teams involved are all remote, which makes coordination of this process cumbersome, so we are using this opportunity to streamline our eDiscovery process.”

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The CARES Act Funding deadline is December 2021

Let us show you how Archive360 is helping state and local government organizations benefit from this additional funding and address COVID-related IT needs.