Summary of Federal Assistance Programs

In this time of emergency, the U.S. Federal government has passed Bills making additional funds available for individuals and businesses. Below are the Bills as a result of Coronavirus/Covid 19:

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R.6074)

  • Short Titles:
    • Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020
    • Telehealth Services During Certain Emergency Periods Act of 2020
  • This bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • This division provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the State Department, and the Small Business Administration to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The division funds programs that address issues such as:
    • developing, manufacturing, and procuring vaccines and other medical supplies;
    • grants for state, local, and tribal public health agencies and organizations;
    • loans for affected small businesses; (please see GHC’s web Post entitled “Coronavirus: Small Business Assistance Information)
    • evacuations and emergency preparedness activities at U.S. embassies and other State Department facilities; and
    • humanitarian assistance and support for health systems in the affected countries.
  • For more detailed information click HERE or HERE

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA, H.R.6201) {which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act}

  • Short Titles:
    • COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Act
    • Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
    • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
    • Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act of 2020
    • MEALS Act
    • Maintaining Essential Access to Lunch for Students Act
    • Second Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020
  • This remedy answers the growing need for paid family and medical leave by providing the maximum amount of flexibility to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Labor to be responsive to the needs of those small businesses that are suffering. In order to do so, this approach makes the mandate optional for businesses 50 and under and makes no mandate or credit for businesses larger than 500, because the vast majority of businesses this size already offer paid sick leave. The provision ensures that no business has a liability larger than the credit it receives and also provides the Secretary with the ability to advance resources to small businesses.
    • Tax Provisions [Division G – Tax Credits for Paid Sick and Paid Family and Medical Leave]  
    • Payroll Credit for “Qualified Sick Leave Wages” [Division E – Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act]
    • Payroll Credit for “Qualified Family Leave Wages” [Division C – Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act]
    • Unemployment Provisions [Division D – Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act of 2020]
    • Health Provisions [Division F— Health Provisions]
    • For more detailed information click HERE and HERE
  • (please see GHC’s web Posts entitled “Coronavirus: Small Business Assistance Information, and Coronavirus: Employment Assistance Information)

Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, H.R.748)

  • Short Titles:
    • COVID-19 Pandemic Education Relief Act of 2020
    • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
    • Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020
    • Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations
    • Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act
  • TITLE II—Assistance for American Workers, Families, and Businesses Subtitle B—Rebates and Other Individual Provisions
    • Division A—small business interruption loans
    • Division B—relief for individuals, families, and businesses
    • Division C—assistance to severely distressed sectors of the united states economy
    • Division D—health care response
    • Division E—temporary permit use to guarantee money market mutual funds
    • Division F—budgetary provisions
  • (please see GHC’s web Posts entitled “Coronavirus: Small Business Assistance Information, and Coronavirus: Employment Assistance Information)

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