May 15, 2020

Local Government Provisions of Interest in the HEROES Act

Holland & Knight Alert
Eve Maldonado O'Toole | Leslie I. Pollner | Lauri A. Hettinger | Shawna Francis Watley | Lisa Ann Barkovic | Michael Galano | Jenny Busby

On May 12, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats introduced the "Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act" (H.R. 6800) to address the evolving impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Americans.

The HEROES Act creates new state and local Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) through the U.S. Department of the Treasury to help first responders, frontline health workers, transit employees, teachers and other workers providing vital services. The House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on this bill on Friday, May 15. It is expected that the Senate will begin moving a package forward in the coming weeks.

This Holland & Knight memo briefly summarizes provisions of importance to local governments included in the HEROES Act.

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