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Be there and be heard. Virtually of course.

SDMN members can register for NAST’s Virtual 2021 Legislative Conference. We are holding a week-long virtual experience for members to engage with federal decisionmakers to see what’s in store for the 117th Congress and new Administration, and advocate for sensible federal policies around state finances.

What We're Tracking

Policy Update—

Treasury’s CDFI Fund Opens Funding Round for Rapid Response Program

Policy Update—

Treasury’s CDFI Fund Opens Funding Round for Rapid Response Program

Policy Update—

Changes to PPP Loan Priorities to Enhance Equity

Changes to PPP Loan Priorities to Enhance Equity

February 22, 2021
The Biden-Harris Administration has made a number of changes to the way in which the Small Business Administration (SBA) will...

Policy Update—

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Updated FAQs

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Updated FAQs

February 22, 2021
The U.S. Department of Treasury released updated FAQs relating to its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations...
U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Legislative Tracker—

Sixth COVID-19 Stimulus Package Moving through Congress
COVID Illustration

Legislative Tracker—

2020 Year End COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package

Issues Explained

Crescent City Bridge in New Orleans, LA

101 Brief—

Advance Refunding Bonds
Small town street

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Bank Qualified Debt

More News

Policy Update—

FEMA Statement on 100% Cost Share
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a statement today indicating that “all work eligible under FEMA’s existing COVID-19 policies, including increasing medical capacity, non-congregate...
Sen Collins and GOP COVID Group

Policy Update—

Senators Release $600B COVID-19 Proposal
Screenshot of Pete Buttigieg from his nomination hearing before the Senate Commercen, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing on 1/19/2020

Policy Update—

Takeaways from the Buttigieg Hearing

Policy Update—

DOT Notice on $10B in Coronavirus Aid for State Highways
The U.S. Department of Transportation released the following notice relating to the apportionment of highway infrastructure funds pursuant to the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental...
Screenshot of Janet Yellen from her nomination hearing before the Senate Finance Committee Hearing on 1/19/2020

Policy Update—

Senate Finance Begins Review of Yellen Nomination

Policy Update—

Treasury Releases FAQs for Emergency Rental Assistance Program
This morning, the U.S. Treasury Department released anticipated FAQs for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which was established under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of...