Cal Cities also hosted a federal briefing call
for more than 400 city officials, which featured an update
from the National League of Cities on the funding breakdown for cities and the estimated timeline for congressional activity. The American Rescue Plan is now in the U.S. Senate with an expected Senate Floor vote this week. Cal Cities will continue its advocacy efforts to ensure the proposal passes out of the U.S. Senate and moves on to President Biden for his signature. Read today’s message from the Executive Director on what you can do today to help secure this emergency relief for cities
, and visit the Cal Cities COVID-19 Resources for Cities
webpage for up to date information.
On the heels of announcing a $6.6 billion school reopening agreement with the Legislature, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced
that the Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to utilize Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to provide voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.