CARES Act – US Travel provides resources around the federal economic relief package that is in response to COVID-19
US Travel’s CDBG Funding:
The first round of CDBG funding has been released (list of grantees can be found here). We encourage you to reach out ASAP to a state or local grantee in your region, as grantees determine how funds will be spent.
Links to template letters to 1) request a subgrant from a grantee can be found here and 2) for the grantee to request a waiver from the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for tourism promotion here.
You can find region-specific stats on the economic impact of travel to use in the template letters here.
Find a full summary of eligible CDBG uses here. More detailed guidance expected in the coming days.
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep its customers, partners, and stakeholders continually updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.