The National League of Cities calls on Congress to advance a fourth emergency appropriations package to address the immediate need for local budget relief. Direct emergency funding must be available to every city and town in need, regardless of population.
We call on Congress to include targeted programs focused on the intermediate and long-term needs of residents, households, and small businesses on the economic margins to ensure an economic rebound. Additionally, we’ve been made aware that the Treasury is developing guidance RIGHT NOW around the term “necessary expenditures” related to how cities can use Coronavirus Relief Funds. Please reach out to Treasury to make yourself heard, so America’s communities are provided with maximum flexibility on how to use allocated funds