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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose both unprecedented public health and financial challenges for state governments. As state finance officials, debt managers and staff play a pivotal role in navigating states through this crisis. SDMN remains committed to creating and curating resources for state debt professionals through these challenging times. Additional resources for non-debt financial issues can be found at NAST.org/COVID. 

Policy Update—

Biden Blueprint for Additional COVID-19 Stimulus

Policy Update—

Biden Blueprint for Additional COVID-19 Stimulus

Partner Resource—

From: National Council of State Housing Agencies

NCSHA Summary of Emergency Rental Assistance

This summary provides the details of the emergency rental assistance (ERA) program authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Partner Resource—

From: National Council of State Housing Agencies

NCSHA Summary of Emergency Rental Assistance

This summary provides the details of the emergency rental assistance (ERA) program authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Partner Resource—

From: National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

Fiscal Survey of the States

With data gathered from all 50 state budget offices, this semi-annual report provides a narrative analysis of the fiscal condition of the states and data summaries of state general fund...

Partner Resource—

From: National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

Fiscal Survey of the States

With data gathered from all 50 state budget offices, this semi-annual report provides a narrative analysis of the fiscal condition of the states and data summaries of state general fund...

Legislative Tracker—

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package

Legislative Tracker—

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package

Federal Reserve Bank building in Washington, D.C.

Advocacy Letter—

PFN Letter Opposing Language to Limit Fed’s 13(3) Authorities
U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Policy Update—

Congress Nears Spending Deal: Federal Reserve Language Presents Obstacle
U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Policy Update—

Additional Details on Potential Bipartisan Deal on State and Local Aid Emerge
Federal Reserve Bank building in Washington, D.C.

Advocacy Letter—

Coalition Response to MLF Termination

NAST in the News—

Treasurer Goldberg on Squawkbox

NAST in the News—

Treasurer Goldberg on Squawkbox

Latest Federal Reserve Updates

Federal Reserve Bank building in Washington, D.C.

Advocacy Letter—

PFN Letter Opposing Language to Limit Fed’s 13(3) Authorities
U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Policy Update—

Congress Nears Spending Deal: Federal Reserve Language Presents Obstacle
Federal Reserve Bank building in Washington, D.C.

Advocacy Letter—

Coalition Response to MLF Termination

Other Resources

Federal Aid to States

COVID Relief Funding (CRF)
$150 B in Federal Aid for COVID-Related Expenses

Treasury has released guidance and an FAQ document on the treatment, management and eligible expenses of Section 5001 (CRF) funding. In addition, the Office of the Inspector General has released FAQs relating to the Reporting and Recordkeeping of CRF payments. For additional questions, please visit the U.S. Treasury’s page on Assistance for State and Local Governments ($150B in COVID Relief Funding).

Complete list of CRF payments made to state and local governments.

Other U.S. Treasury Resources

COVID Response Landing Page

CARES Act Landing Page

Federal Reserve

COVID Response

Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF)

Partner Resources

Partner Resource—

From: National Council of State Housing Agencies

NCSHA Summary of Emergency Rental Assistance
This summary provides the details of the emergency rental assistance (ERA) program authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Partner Resource—

From: National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

Fiscal Survey of the States
With data gathered from all 50 state budget offices, this semi-annual report provides a narrative analysis of the fiscal condition of the states and data...

Partner Resource—

From: Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC)

Where’s the Money Going?
Use interactive data visualizations and maps to find out where CARES Act pandemic response program dollars are being spent, who’s spending it, and what they’re...

COVID-19 Webinars

Webinar—

Navigating the Current Recession
Experts and colleagues will discuss how states are using reserves and other budget adjustments to navigate through the current recession. A rating agency representative will...

Webinar—

Evolving Risks What Does it Mean for Your Bond Rating
From climate and pensions, to cybersecurity threats and now the largest global pandemic faced in generations. Rating agencies and investors are continuing to expand the...

Webinar—

Understanding and Keeping Up with the Markets through COVID-19
Throughout the spring, municipal market spreads underwent historic swings and primary issues ground to a halt for several weeks. The volatility was sparked by stay-at-home...