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COngressional BUdget Office (CBO)
Federal Communications Commissions (FCC)
Department of Labor
- The Department of Labor (DOL) published FAQs on Paid Family, Medical and Sick Leave Provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
- DOL announced new guidance on program integrity for regular and CARES Act Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs (May 11, 2020).
- On May 10, 2020, DOL posted availability of CARES Act Short-Time Compensation grants and guidance on the application process.
- On May 9, 2020, DOL issued guidance on the CARES Act Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).
- DOL announced that the Dislocated Workers Grants (DWG) will allow grantees to utilize funds for contact tracing (May 5, 2020).
- DOL released COVID-19 Dislocated Workers Grant (DWG) awards:
- DOL issued the COVID-19 guidance on employee benefits (May 1, 2020).
- On May 3, 2020, DOL published guidance for CARES Act Short-Time Compensation Provisions.
- DOL updated its Additional Guidance on Unemployment Insurance Provisions of CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act on May 4, 2020.
- DOL issues a program letter to state and local governments, nonprofits, and tribes providing instructions on unemployment insurance related to the CARES Act (April 27, 2020).
- The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) releases program year 2020 funding for the following programs: Youth Activities, Adult Activities, Dislocated Workers, and the Wagner- Peyser Employment Service.
- The Department of Labor (DOL) released a notice to end the temporary period of non-enforcement of paid leave protections under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (April 20, 2020).
- DOL released a notice that solicits comments on information collection concerning COVID-19 paid leave due June 15, 2020.
- DOL released a list of awards from the COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grant Recipients and provided a link to application guidance (April 15, 2020).
- OSHA issues interim guidance to consider employer’s good faith efforts to comply with health and safety standards during COVID-19 pandemic.
- The U.S Department of Labor published (on April 10, 2020) guidance on Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, including an Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 17-20, which provides States with operating, financial, and reporting instructions for the PEUC program.
- On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued interim guidance for enforcing OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements as it relates to recording cases of COVID-19.
- The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently published information to its COVID-19 Web Page on Paid Sick Leave, Expanded Family and Medical Leave Benefits.
- On March 18, 2020 DOL provided details on recently hosted online dialogue on Expanded Family and Medical Leave.
- The White House Administration extended the Governors’ use of the national guard through June 24, 2020. This extension will allow states to continue to respond to COVID-19 at a 100% federal cost (May 8, 2020).
- On May 11, 2020, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided a weekly update highlighting their efforts against COVID-19.
- On May 4, 2020, DHS released a COVID-19 Response Update.
- DHS releases a weekly update on their efforts against COVID-19 (April 27, 2020).
- Presidential memo “Memorandum on Providing Continued Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery” extends federal support through May 31.
- The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued version 3.0 of the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19 (April 17, 2020).
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated the fact sheet on measures to help restrain the spread of COVID-19 at international borders (April 20, 2020).
- DHS and USDA announced a temporary rule change to specific H-2A requirements to protect american farmers and agricultural workers in efforts to avoid disruptions in America’s food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic (April 15, 2020).
- On April 14, 2020, the Secretary of Defense and Homeland Security released a memorandum in granting six additional governors the authority to utilize the national guard in the following states: Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont. In total, 40 states and three territories (which includes Arizona) have been granted this authority.
Small business association
U.s. Department of Transportation
- The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) updated its COVID-19 FAQs (May 1, 2020).
- U.S. Department of Transportation extended the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan deadline from July 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020 in response to the COVID-19.
- U.S. Department of Transportation Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a Notice of Enforcement Discretion to Pipeline Operators Affected by COVID-19. (April 22, 2020)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA) updated Frequently Asked Questions from FTA Grantees Regarding COVID-19. The FAQs provide clarity regarding how COVID-19 preparations impact certain FTA requirements. They also contain recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help grantees and subgrantees prepare for COVID-19 (April 19, 2020).
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) postpones deadlines for the FY2020 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The AIP notice announced the extension to May 4, 2020, and to Monday, June 15, 2020, respectively, of the deadlines for an airport sponsor to give notice of intent to use Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) entitlement funds and to submit a final grant application.
- FAA announces $10 billion in CARES Act funding to U.S. airports impacted by COVID-19 pandemic including a list of the funding amounts to airports.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- The Federal Aviation Administration published an FAQ on April 13, 2020. The FAQ relates to the approximately $10 billion in grants for airports under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a recent notice on April 9, 2020 announcing waiver and postponement of certain requirements for state highway safety grant programs.
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced on April 7, 2020 to allow States to issue permits for overweight vehicles. States may issue permits based on identified routes that can safely handle defined overweight loads in accordance with bridge and tunnel requirements.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
U.S. Department of Commerce