NLC Calls for Local COVID-19 Funding in the CARES Act

March 24, 2020 - (1 min read)

Washington, DC – The Senate and House are approaching an agreement on the CARES Act, the third economic stimulus bill. The National League of Cities sent a letter to House and Senate leadership to reiterate the critical priorities that should be included in this emergency supplemental funding package. This letter can be accessed by clicking this link. 

“The Senate is nearing an agreement on the third stimulus bill, which will offer much needed support and relief to our nation’s communities as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic” said Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities. “Cities, towns and villages must be empowered in any federal negotiations, and we urge our partners on Capitol Hill to include critical local priorities in the final legislation to help the American people through this public health and economic crisis.”

Take action on COVID-19 funding in the CARES Act here. Visit for response resources for local leaders.


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