Co-Sponsor the Coronavirus Community Relief Act
The majority of America’s cities, towns and villages are not eligible for direct relief under the CARES Act, due to the 500,000 population threshold. The House has offered a proposal to address this specific funding issue – we need you to ACT NOW to build momentum.
On Tuesday, April 7, Representatives Neguse (CO-2), Levin (MI-9), Luján (NM-3) and Malinowski (NJ-7) introduced the Coronavirus Community Relief Act (H.R. 6467), a bill to provide $250 billion in funding to all local governments with fewer than 500,000 residents.
These members of Congress heard the message that cities, towns and villages below the 500,000 population threshold need direct federal aid to face mounting challenges related to COVID-19. This bill seeks to create a new fund dedicated to supporting local governments, regardless of population.
Reach out to your members in the House to ask them to support this critical legislation. Bipartisan support from Republican and Democratic Members of Congress is key.
For additional information and resources for local leaders, visit NLC’s Coronavirus Response Resources page.