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Localgov Blog / covid-19

by Aaron Thompson, on June 24, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Last Wednesday, the Azavar and Localgov team partnered with the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) for an update via webinar on federal funding assistance to local governments. We were …

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by Aaron Thompson, on June 5, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Earlier this year as Americans watched news coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak around the world, the state of Washington was the first in our country that garnered attention due to …

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by Jenna Cohen, on June 5, 2020 at 8:26 AM

Nearly three months ago, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused the vast majority of the United States to close and enter a state of widespread lockdown. During this time, the economy …

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by Aaron Thompson, on May 13, 2020 at 2:04 PM

As revenue reports and estimates for state, county, and city governments continue to be announced, the numbers continue to be very bleak. Over the past few blog posts and in …

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by Aaron Thompson, on May 5, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Last week, the Localgov team enjoyed hosting a webinar for local governments from across the nation as we shared information about resources available in response to COVID-19. Entities from 48 …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 29, 2020 at 2:33 PM

Since our last post, the economic fallout and revenue ramifications for cities have become much clearer. The federal government has announced further details about CARES Act funds that have been …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 17, 2020 at 8:53 AM

As the COVID-19 pandemic appears to inch closer to its peak in the United States, local governments are preparing to brace for the economic and fiscal fallout that awaits them …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 14, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Beyond direct assistance to local governments through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act recently passed by Congress includes many other appropriations through programs frequently …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 8, 2020 at 11:09 AM

State and local governments are on the frontlines of this crisis. Here are a few ideas for how local leaders can help their communities restore morale and stability during this …

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by Aaron Thompson, on April 1, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Last week, the United States Congress passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Many resources were included in this package to assist local …

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