The COVID-19 pandemic poses both unprecedented public health and financial challenges for state governments. In order to help our members navigate this crisis, NAST continues to gather and host resources on relevant and rapidly changing topics. Please navigate through the resources by clicking on the various dropdown menus.
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Federal Advocacy and 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. For additional questions, please visit the U.S. Treasury’s page on Assistance for State and Local Governments ($150B in COVID Relief Funding).
Latest on NAST Advocacy
On May 11, NAST Joined other State Groups (GFOA, NCSL, CSG, NASACT) in Asking Congress for CRF Flexibility and Additional Federal Aid to States, Territories and Local Governments
Other U.S. Treasury Resources
[3/26/2020] Congress Passes: COVID III: CARES Act (H.R. 748)
- NAST: Debrief of CARES Act
- CRS Summary on State/Local Allocations
- Congressional “Section-By-Section” Summary of CARES Act
[3/17/2020] NAST: Letter on COVID Relief and Stimulus
Expanded Sick Leave Policy
Essential Financial Sector Employees