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    NACo updates resource tracking emergency human services resource for counties

    On January 7, NACo updated the Status of Human Services and Education Funding Under Supplemental COVID-19 Packages Brief to include provisions from the most recently enacted COVID relief bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260). This brief tracks the ongoing implementation of COVID-19 emergency funding and flexibilities for federal human services and education programs.

    Key updates include the following:

    • A temporary 15 percent increase of monthly SNAP benefits, a key county priority.
    • New emergency funding for K-12 education, child care subsidies, the Head Start program and elder justice programs and more.
    • Provisions from the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947), another key county priority.

    NACo will continue to monitor federal relief funds for critical human services and education programs and update the brief with relevant program guidance.

    Additional Resources:

    Status of Human Services and Education Funding Under Supplemental COVID-19 Packages

    NACo Legislative Analysis: CARES Act

    NACo Legislative Analysis: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    NACo Legislative Analysis: Year End COVID-19 Relief and Omnibus Spending Package

    On January 7, NACo updated the Status of Human Services and Education Funding Under Supplemental COVID-19 Packages
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NACo resource outlines newly enacted COVID-19 funding and flexibilities that can strengthen county operation of human services and education programs

On January 7, NACo updated the Status of Human Services and Education Funding Under Supplemental COVID-19 Packages Brief to include provisions from the most recently enacted COVID relief bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260). This brief tracks the ongoing implementation of COVID-19 emergency funding and flexibilities for federal human services and education programs.

Key updates include the following:

  • A temporary 15 percent increase of monthly SNAP benefits, a key county priority.
  • New emergency funding for K-12 education, child care subsidies, the Head Start program and elder justice programs and more.
  • Provisions from the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947), another key county priority.

NACo will continue to monitor federal relief funds for critical human services and education programs and update the brief with relevant program guidance.

Additional Resources:

Status of Human Services and Education Funding Under Supplemental COVID-19 Packages

NACo Legislative Analysis: CARES Act

NACo Legislative Analysis: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

NACo Legislative Analysis: Year End COVID-19 Relief and Omnibus Spending Package

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