Each state will receive a minimum of $1.25 billion
The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act provides $150 billion for a coronavirus relief fund to make payments to states and tribal governments and direct payments to some large units of local government within 30 days of the enacted date. This bill was signed into law on March 27, 2020.
The summary below outlines how the Act will impact grants for state and local governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that the DOJ Byrne Grants and Byrne Justice Assistance Grants opened this week and are accepting applications through May 29. More details on this specific grant can be found here.
More grants are available from the CARES act to local government via social services resources, housing assistance resources, education system stabilization resources, state and local election assistance grants via election assistance commission, economic and infrastructure rebuilding resources and support for local businesses.
LaBrecque L. The CARES Act Has Passed: Here Are The Highlights. Forbes, March 29, 2020.
National League of Cities. The Deal is Done: How Much Can Cities Expect from the 3rd Coronavirus Package? March 27, 2020.
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