TAKE ACTION: Coronavirus Community Relief Sponsorship
On March 27, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law. GMA joins the National League of Cities (NLC) in the league’s concern that the CARES Act, and the Coronavirus Relief Fund authorized under the bill, does not address the necessary increases in spending, or the unavoidable shortfall in revenues, faced by most local governments. It is appropriate and necessary for Congress to approve emergency appropriations for direct local budget relief for every city and town, not only for those over 500,000 in population as in the CARES Act, or for entitlement cities over 50,000 as is the case for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula grants.
In addition, NLC has been made aware that the Treasury is developing guidance NOW around the term “necessary expenditures” related to how cities can use Coronavirus Relief Funds. Follow this link to learn more and to TAKE ACTION.