Best Practices

Treasury has provided best practice materials to assist recipients in making the most efficient, effective, and equitable use of SLFRF funds. These resources include tools to assist recipients in using funds in priority areas, such as housing and workforce needs, where SLFRF can have the most transformative long-term impact on communities.


The SLFRF Equity and Outcomes Resource Guide provides examples of approaches and tools recipients are using in the areas of equity, community engagement, evidence-based investments, and performance management.

SLFRF Equity and Outcomes Resource Guide

Resources for Affordable Housing

Treasury has provided a variety of resources to assist recipients in using SLFRF funds to develop and preserve affordable housing, including ways to use SLFRF to fully finance long-term affordable housing loans.

Resources for Workforce

SLFRF funds can play an important role in supporting the workforce by ensuring that local economies and the public sector have the skilled workers that they need to catalyze robust economic growth.

Resources for Evidence & Evaluation

Treasury encourages the use of performance metrics and evaluation. Recipients with populations over 250,000 have specific requirements in these areas (see Recovery Plan Performance Report section of the Compliance and Reporting Guidance for details).

Reports on SLFRF Impact

Treasury has released a variety of resources that highlight the impactful ways that SLFRF funds are being used across the country.

Resources for Equity

Equity is at the heart of the SLFRF program and helps to ensure that resources go to communities and households most in need of assistance.

Research and Evaluation

Treasury has an Economic Recovery Learning Agenda focused on research about the impact of current programs and how to apply lessons learned to future economic crises. To that end, Treasury is interested in collaborating with researchers to conduct additional evaluations.