The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) provides funding to state, local and Tribal governments to address the impacts of COVID-19. We explore some common themes.
Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced the release of an update to Lessons Learned in Oversight of Pandemic Relief Funds with five additional lessons.
For families without home internet, schools and libraries with the internet have been lifelines for connecting students to their online classes. The Emergency Connectivity Fund, a new program created by the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021, is providing a total of $7 billion to schools and libraries to pay for laptops, tablets, modems, Wi-fi hotspots, routers, and other broadband devices.
Here’s a look at some programs designed to help individuals and businesses recover financially from the pandemic. Some ended as required by law, and others ran out of money and are no longer accepting applications.
When the pandemic hit, broadband access became crucial for keeping Americans safe and connected. Households relied heavily on home internet for online school, work, and medical appointments. The sudden shift highlighted the glaring inequality in home internet availability to underserved communities.
We co-hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with the National Academy of Public Administration. A panel of experts examined the effectiveness of pandemic relief programs in broadband assistance, and how local governments used pandemic funding to address broadband challenges. Learn more and view the video for this event.