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April 24, 2020

ACEC’s Steve Hall Provides Update on Federal COVID-19 Assistance, Action Alert for Infrastructure-Based Recovery

By Steve Hall

As expected, the House just passed the supplemental $483 billion COVID-19 assistance package, which will provide an additional $321 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program. The package also includes $60 billion in additional SBA economic disaster loans for small businesses, $75 billion in emergency relief for hospitals, and $25 billion for coronavirus testing.  The President is expected to sign the package into law.

We submitted a letter to DHS earlier this week making recommendations for more specific references to professional engineering services in future updates to guidance on essential infrastructure projects and related positions. 

Finally, ACEC has launched a grassroots campaign to promote consideration and passage of an infrastructure-based recovery agenda. Yesterday we sent out an Action Alert with a letter that you can personalize and send to your House Member and Senator. The Alert also tees up a Twitter message for those lawmakers. We will be working with Jeff Urbanchuk and his communications team on additional social media efforts. This campaign will complement the virtual visit/lobbying effort we launched earlier in the week.

Thanks, and contact me if you have any questions.

Steve Hall is ACEC Senior Vice President Advocacy.

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April 24, 2020



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