Take Action to Support Local Governments of All Sizes!
During this unprecedented and uncertain time, park and recreation departments and the cities they represent are facing significant financial and logistical challenges as they support their populations. Previous legislation passed by Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic only provides direct financial support to cities with populations over 500,000. This excludes hundreds of smaller cities facing tough financial decisions in the coming weeks and months.
The Coronavirus Community Relief Act (H.R. 6467) ensures funding for cities of all sizes and allows greater flexibility for how these funds can be used. This new legislation allows cities to use the funds to cover losses they have incurred from closed businesses and canceled programs.
Please contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 6467 today and ensure cities of all sizes are able to support their communities during this difficult time.