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    Biden administration calls on state and local governments to provide $100 incentives to newly vaccinated individuals

    On July 29, the Biden administration called on state and local governments to utilize the $362 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund) to provide $100 payments to every newly vaccinated American as an incentive to boost vaccination rates. This request follows both updated Recovery Fund guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury, which allows Recovery Fund recipients to use these dollars to pay for vaccine incentive programs, as well as the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) updated indoor mask guidance in response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.

    In addition to this new directive, the Biden Administration announced the following efforts to increase the number of vaccinated Americans:

    • Expanding paid leave to encourage children and families to get vaccinated: President Biden announced that small-and medium-sized businesses will now be reimbursed for offering their employees paid leave to get their family members, including children, vaccinated.
    • Increasing vaccinations among adolescents as children return to school: President Biden called on school districts nationwide to host at least one pop-up vaccination clinic over the coming weeks. Additionally, the administration is directing pharmacies in the federal pharmacy program to prioritize this and to work with school districts across the country.

    Counties are on the front lines in responding to this pandemic, especially when it comes to the development of COVID-19 vaccine programs and distribution of vaccines. As of June 29, counties have assisted in the administration of more than 325 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and have worked with our state and federal partners to overcome access and hesitancy barriers.

    Visit NACo’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Hub for more information on eligible uses of Recovery Funds and our COVID-19 Clearinghouse for more information on ongoing vaccination efforts.

    On July 29, the Biden administration called on state and local governments to utilize the $362 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund) to provide $100 payments to every newly vaccinated American as an incentive to boost vaccination rates.
    2021-07-29
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    2021-08-04

On July 29, the Biden administration called on state and local governments to utilize the $362 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund) to provide $100 payments to every newly vaccinated American as an incentive to boost vaccination rates. This request follows both updated Recovery Fund guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury, which allows Recovery Fund recipients to use these dollars to pay for vaccine incentive programs, as well as the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) updated indoor mask guidance in response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.

In addition to this new directive, the Biden Administration announced the following efforts to increase the number of vaccinated Americans:

  • Expanding paid leave to encourage children and families to get vaccinated: President Biden announced that small-and medium-sized businesses will now be reimbursed for offering their employees paid leave to get their family members, including children, vaccinated.
  • Increasing vaccinations among adolescents as children return to school: President Biden called on school districts nationwide to host at least one pop-up vaccination clinic over the coming weeks. Additionally, the administration is directing pharmacies in the federal pharmacy program to prioritize this and to work with school districts across the country.

Counties are on the front lines in responding to this pandemic, especially when it comes to the development of COVID-19 vaccine programs and distribution of vaccines. As of June 29, counties have assisted in the administration of more than 325 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and have worked with our state and federal partners to overcome access and hesitancy barriers.

Visit NACo’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Hub for more information on eligible uses of Recovery Funds and our COVID-19 Clearinghouse for more information on ongoing vaccination efforts.

About Eryn Hurley (Full Bio)

Deputy Director of Government Affairs

Eryn serves as the Deputy Director for NACo’s Government Affairs Department. In this capacity she assists in Legislative and Executive Brand outreach and advocacy of the association’s legislative priorities and policy development. Eryn also staffs NACo’s Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Policy Steering Committee.

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