COVID-19

Small, Mid-Sized Cities Currently Cut Out of Direct Coronavirus Funding

Local officials say the federal government is going to need to provide far more financial support to help them weather the public health crisis.

With tax revenues down sharply, all local governments are hurting. But leaders of small and mid-sized jurisdictions in particular are arguing that they need more support, Route Fifty reports.

The massive coronavirus relief package President Trump signed into law at the end of last month includes a $139 billion pot of money meant to help states and local governments in dealing with the disease outbreak. But smaller- and mid-sized cities and counties won’t get direct access to those funds. 

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