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  • Federal Officials send Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction

    Secretary of the Treasury Yellen, Attorney General Garland and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Fudge Sent Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 27, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Merrick B. Garland, and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge sent a letter to state and local government leaders addressing the eviction moratorium.

    The full text of the letter is available here and below. Governors, Mayors, County Executives, and Chief Justices/State Court Administrators: We are writing to request your urgent help preventing unnecessary evictions during the pandemic. Our bottom line is this: No one should
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  • U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance

    U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance | site |




    Latest Treasury Data Shows Continued Progress; About 1 Million Payments Made by State and Localities as of July 31


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 25, 2021) New data on program performance demonstrates steady improvement in delivering Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to eligible households – particularly among state and local agencies that adopted the recommendations in Treasury’s prior guidance. Even with these improvements, many grantees need to do more to urgently accelerate efforts to prevent harmful evictions of vulnerable families. To help grantees continue to expedite assistance, today Treasury is announcing additional policies – including measures to reduce processing delays by providing even more explic...
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  • FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown

    FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown

    Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: August 23, 2021)

    Washington - - FEMA has provided over $1.044 billion to nearly 159,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

    Eligibility determinations are not driven by state/location; instead, they are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation.

    “Applications” in the below chart reflect the number of individuals who called to begin the assistance process.

    Please find state-specific information below:



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  • FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops 1 Billion Dollars

    FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops 1 Billion Dollars

    Federal Emergency Management Agency's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $1 Billion
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    Applications for Funeral Assistance Remain Open to People in Need


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: August 13, 2021)

    Washington - - FEMA announced today it has provided over $1 billion in COVID-19 funeral assistance to support more than 150,000 applicants grappling with the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. Earlier this year, the agency began providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses. FEMA continues to accept applications to support underserved communities and encourages more to apply. “This pandemic has had an immense impact on our country,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “Too many people have lost family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors to COVID-19. FEMA's Funeral + + censored term replaced + ++ + censored term replaced + ++ + censored term replaced + +...
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  • U.S. Treasury Reiterates Call for State and Local Governments to Follow Treasury Guidance on Eliminating Undue Documentation Burdens to Speed the Delivery Emergency Rental Assistance

    U.S. Treasury Reiterates Call for State and Local Governments to Follow Treasury Guidance on Eliminating Undue Documentation Burdens to Speed the Delivery Emergency Rental Assistance | site |



    Treasury publishes examples of simplified eligibility forms, shares with all Emergency Rental Assistance program grantees


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release date: August 4, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury reiterated its call for state and local governments operating Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs to speed the delivery of assistance to those in need by eliminating undue documentation burdens. To help states and other jurisdictions quickly implement impactful programs, Treasury has published examples of simplified eligibility forms that are being used effectively by emergency rental assistance programs around the country. In addition to posting these
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  • Treasury Releases Guidance to Speed the Provision of Emergency Rental Assistance Relief and Support Housing Stability for Renters at Risk of Eviction

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Guidance to Speed the Provision of Emergency Rental Assistance Relief and Support Housing Stability for Renters at Risk of Eviction | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 24, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance in the form of updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) and fact sheet to continue supporting the rapid deployment of Emergency Rental Assistance by states, territories, localities, and tribal governments. The FAQs build on prior actions to provide state and local governments with the tools they need to deliver relief to renters in need by helping grantees with implementation and best practices.

    The fact sheet is below and available here .

    The FAQs are available here .



    Emergency Rental Assistance Fact Sheet: Treasury Announces Further Action to Support Housing...
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  • IRS provides Guidance on Premium Assistance and Tax Credit for Continuation Health Coverage

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service provides Guidance on Premium Assistance and Tax Credit for Continuation Health Coverage | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: May 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance on tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA).

    Notice 2021-31 provides guidance for employers, plan administrators, and health insurers regarding the new credit available to them for providing continuation health coverage to certain individuals under COBRA. The American Rescue Plan provides a temporary 100% reduction in the premium that individuals would have to pay when they elect COBRA continuation health coverage following a reduction in hours or an involuntary termination of employment. The new law provides a correspondi
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  • USDA to Purchase 159.4 Million Dollars in Nutritious Consumer-Ready Seafood and More for Food Assistance Programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture to Purchase $159.4 Million in Nutritious Consumer-Ready Seafood and More for Food Assistance Programs | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington, May 13, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will purchase up to $159.4 million in domestically produced seafood, fruits, legumes, and nuts for distribution to a variety of domestic food assistance programs, including charitable institutions. These purchases are being made utilizing funds under the authority of Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (Pub. L. 74-320), as amended (Section 32). This is one of many actions USDA is taking to address the disruptions in the food system supply chain and worsened food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The impacts of COVID-19 reverberated from our farms to our oceans,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “U.S. fisher...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes 742 Million Dollars to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Distributes $742 Million to States and Territories through Homeowner Assistance Fund | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 13, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has distributed $742 million to 42 states and 3 territories through the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). A part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Rescue Plan, HAF was designed to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Today there are over 3 million homeowners behind on mortgage payments, and the pandemic has exacerbated the country’s already severe housing affordability crisis,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo. “Treasury is focused on ensuring the American economy re...
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  • HHS Awards 40 Million Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $40 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Today, in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, and thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $40 million in emergency home visiting funds to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to support children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive, high quality, voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to children and families living in communities at risk for...
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  • IRS issues Guidance on Taxability of Dependent Care Assistance Programs for 2021, 2022

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service issues Guidance on Taxability of Dependent Care Assistance Programs for 2021, 2022 | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: May 10, 2021) Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance on the taxability of dependent care assistance programs for 2021 and 2022, clarifying that amounts attributable to carryovers or an extended period for incurring claims generally are not taxable. The guidance also illustrates the interaction of this standard with the one-year increase in the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care benefits from $5,000 to $10,500 for the 2021 taxable year under the American Rescue Plan Act. Because of the pandemic, many people were unable to use the money they set aside in their dependent care assistance programs in 2020 and 2021. Generally, under these plans, an employer allows its employees to set aside a certain amount of pre-tax wages...
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Additional 21.6 Billion Dollars in Emergency Rental Assistance Allocation

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Additional $21.6 Billion in Emergency Rental Assistance Allocation | site |



    Treasury says today’s announcement includes strengthened guidance to expedite resources and prevent evictions due to the affordable housing challenges exacerbated by Covid-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 7, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in coordination with the White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced the allocation of an additional $21.6 billion under the American Rescue Plan for Emergency Rental Assistance, which will help prevent evictions and ensure basic housing security for millions of Americans impacted by the affordable housing challenges exacerbated by COVID-19. In addition to this financial support, Treasury issued updated, st
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  • HUD announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm

    HUD announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm | site |



    Foreclosure protections in place for homeowners in Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Areas


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: February 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the State of Texas to provide support to homeowners and homebuyers in areas affected by the Severe Winter Storm. On February 19, 2021, President Biden issued a major disaster declaration for the following counties in Texas: Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend,
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  • U.S. Department of Labor launches new Monthly Series of Workshops to provide Employment Assistance to Transitioning Military Spouses

    U.S. Department of Labor launches new Monthly Series of Workshops to provide Employment Assistance to Transitioning Military Spouses | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor dated: February 8, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new monthly series of career workshops to provide employment assistance to transitioning military spouses. Participation is free and classes are open to all transitioning military spouses. The launch follows a successful pilot program in October 2020.

    The workshops are part of the department’s Transition Assistance Program series targeted at helping military spouses plan and prepare for their job search in pursuit of their employment goals. Offered by the department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the workshops are part of the Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses’ curriculum.

    Registration is now
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  • Veterans Affairs to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to caregivers of Veterans in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to caregivers of Veterans in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 22, 2021)

    Washington - - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities will begin offering COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to designated family caregivers of Veterans participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). Each facility will determine its own start date based on site-specific resources, needs and vaccine availability. “Caregivers play a critical role in caring for some of our most vulnerable Veterans,” said VA Acting Under Secretary for Health Richard A. Stone, M.D. “One of the most important things we can do for caregivers is to help them take care of themselves. The current pandemic has am...
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    Federal Officials send Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Secretary of the Treasury Yellen, Attorney General Garland and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Fudge Sent Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 27, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Merrick B. Garland, and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge sent a letter to state and local government leaders addressing the eviction moratorium.

    The full text of the letter is available here and below. Governors, Mayors, County Executives, and Chief Justices/State Court Administrators: We are writing to request your urgent help preventing unnecessary evictions during the pandemic. Our bottom line is this: No one should
    ...
    09-08-2021, 04:38 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance | site |




    Latest Treasury Data Shows Continued Progress; About 1 Million Payments Made by State and Localities as of July 31


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 25, 2021) New data on program performance demonstrates steady improvement in delivering Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to eligible households – particularly among state and local agencies that adopted the recommendations in Treasury’s prior guidance. Even with these improvements, many grantees need to do more to urgently accelerate efforts to prevent harmful evictions of vulnerable families. To help grantees continue to expedite assistance, today Treasury is announcing additional policies – including measures to reduce processing delays by providing even more explic...
    09-04-2021, 11:56 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: August 23, 2021)

    Washington - - FEMA has provided over $1.044 billion to nearly 159,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

    Eligibility determinations are not driven by state/location; instead, they are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation.

    “Applications” in the below chart reflect the number of individuals who called to begin the assistance process.

    Please find state-specific information below:



    ...
    08-24-2021, 10:47 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops 1 Billion Dollars
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $1 Billion
    | site |



    Applications for Funeral Assistance Remain Open to People in Need


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: August 13, 2021)

    Washington - - FEMA announced today it has provided over $1 billion in COVID-19 funeral assistance to support more than 150,000 applicants grappling with the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. Earlier this year, the agency began providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses. FEMA continues to accept applications to support underserved communities and encourages more to apply. “This pandemic has had an immense impact on our country,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “Too many people have lost family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors to COVID-19. FEMA's Funeral + + censored term replaced + ++ + censored term replaced + ++ + censored term replaced + +...
    08-15-2021, 03:43 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury Reiterates Call for State and Local Governments to Follow Treasury Guidance on Eliminating Undue Documentation Burdens to Speed the Delivery Emergency Rental Assistance
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Treasury Reiterates Call for State and Local Governments to Follow Treasury Guidance on Eliminating Undue Documentation Burdens to Speed the Delivery Emergency Rental Assistance | site |



    Treasury publishes examples of simplified eligibility forms, shares with all Emergency Rental Assistance program grantees


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release date: August 4, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury reiterated its call for state and local governments operating Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs to speed the delivery of assistance to those in need by eliminating undue documentation burdens. To help states and other jurisdictions quickly implement impactful programs, Treasury has published examples of simplified eligibility forms that are being used effectively by emergency rental assistance programs around the country. In addition to posting these
    ...
    08-08-2021, 04:16 AM

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