What local health departments need to know about CARES Act funding and policy opportunities for COVID-19 response
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) staff members have been conducting rapid response research for Michigan policy leaders who are working proactively to protect vulnerable communities across the state. In this analysis for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, we explore funding and policy opportunities in the 2020 CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, that will be useful to local health departments across the country working to stem the spread of COVID-19.
CHRT staff reviewed the extensive Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and assembled a corresponding list of CARES Act funding opportunities that local public health departments can explore to finance their COVID-19 response and relief efforts. The analysis also covers CARES Act policy flexibilities that may provide opportunities for local health departments to expand services.