September 21


The pandemic has led to unprecedented service delivery challenges for state and local governments, but it also has presented a once-in-a-generation funding opportunity for public sector organizations to make long-term technology investments.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP), which was passed in March 2021, made $350 billion available to state, local and tribal governments through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. ARP also provided more than $162 billion in supplemental funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

To help state and local agencies maximize their ARP investments, Government Technology is partnering with Verizon to bring you this 30-minute webinar. Our panelists will brief you on everything you need to know about leveraging ARP funding to build a technology infrastructure that will help close the digital divide and power digital transformation efforts enabling agencies to deliver constituent services more effectively and more efficiently.

Don’t miss this valuable discussion -- September 21 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET -- on making the most of your ARP funds.



Joe Morris

Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Joseph Morris is the Deputy Chief Innovation Officer and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.


Zach Patton — Moderator

Chief Editor, Content Studio, e.Republic and former editor of Governing Magazine

Zach Patton is the Chief Editor of the Content Studio at e.Republic and Government Technology. He has been covering the public sector for nearly 20 years. Until 2019, he was the Executive Editor of Governing magazine, where he previously served as a staff writer for more than a decade.