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NAAG Urges Congress to Extend CARES Act Funding Deadline

  • NAAG sent a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 49 AGs to congressional leaders urging them to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act funding through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CRF”) until the end of 2021.
  • The letter notes that while one of the restrictions placed on the CRF is that moneys received from the Fund be used for expenses incurred before December 30, 2020, the economic crisis engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and will continue to challenge communities well into 2021.
  • The letter requests an amendment to allow spending of CRF funds for expenses incurred at least until December 31, 2021.