Distribution of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The U.S. Department of the Treasury through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provided a critical source of relief for smaller local governments, many of which have not received direct fiscal assistance from the federal government since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-entitlement units of local government (NEUs) are cities serving populations less than 50,000. The State of Iowa is responsible for distributing these funds to NEUs within Iowa.  Award amounts are based on the population of the NEU.
Distributions from the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to state, then subsequently NEUs are being done in two tranches.  The first tranche payments were sent out in 2021 after the state received its payment on July 23, 2021.  The second tranche payment to be made no earlier than July 23, 2022, following U.S. Department of Treasury requirements, which is 12 months after the date on which the first tranche payment was paid to the state.

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Use the filters below to filter allocation and payment information by city or by status.

Total Allocations

Full allocation a city is eligible to receive from first and second tranche is based on the following formula: (Total population of the city/Total population of all eligible cities) X Aggregate state NEU payment.

First Tranche Allocations and Payments

The first tranche payments were sent out in 2021 after the state received its payment on July 23, 2021.  Reallocations were made in instances where a city remained unresponsive after reasonable efforts to contact them, or have declined the funding.


  • Status is the city's status regarding the NEU allocation. Status is one of the following: Submitted - Participated, Submitted - Transfer to State, Reallocation - No Response, and Reallocation - Requested Transfer to NEUs
  • First Tranche Allocation is funds allocated to the city as part of the first tranche in 2021
  • First Tranche Allocation Payment is the payment made to the city based on the first tranche allocation
  • First Tranche Reallocation Payment is an additional payment made as part of a reallocation of funds from the first tranche.