Monthly Archives: March 2020

Nation’s Mayors Urge President Trump to Fully Enforce the Defense Production Act

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to fully enforce the Defense Production Act, as authorized by Congress, to increase the production of medical supplies to help cities combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Last night, the Executive Committee of the USCM held an emergency

By |2020-03-30T13:02:02-04:00March 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

Small Business Assistance During COVID-19

The Coronavirus and COVID-19 have ravaged small businesses across the nation. Both the immediate and long-term impacts are still unknown. These businesses are the heart of America’s economy and a critical part of the fabric that connects our cities’ neighborhoods and business districts. Working in conjunction with American Management Services, a founding member of the

By |2020-03-30T11:57:06-04:00March 30, 2020|Updates|

Mayors to President Trump: Help Us Secure Critical Covid-19 Emergency Equipment

Washington, DC—Today, the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking for help in securing critical supplies and equipment needed to safeguard first responders and healthcare workers in cities across the country. The letter was sent because a new survey released by the Conference revealed the

By |2020-03-28T15:17:30-04:00March 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

New Baseball Short Film Chronicles Elmora Troopers’ Journey to 2019 Little League World Series

https://youtu.be/ey2Rz1l5M8g The Elmora Troopers, a little league team from Elizabeth, New Jersey, overcame the odds to captivate their city and the nation (Washington, DC) – On what would have been Opening Day weekend, when thousands of fans would have been packing the stands and millions more watching baseball on television, the United States Conference

By |2020-03-28T13:03:10-04:00March 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

CITY DATA: Survey of 213 Mayors Reveals Extent of Shortage of COVID-19 Emergency Equipment

Results find cities in need of PPE, test kits, face masks and ventilators WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey of 213 cities from 41 states and Puerto Rico on the shortage of COVID-19 emergency equipment across the country. Mayors reported on the availability of test kits,

By |2020-03-27T14:10:33-04:00March 27, 2020|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room, Reports|

Expanding the COVID-19 Local Response Initiative, Mike Bloomberg Announces New Program to Help Cities Navigate, Access, and Deploy Federal Aid

In Partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors the program will assist Cities in Documenting Costs and Ensuring Proper Reimbursement of Federal Funding to Support Local Response and Recovery March 26, 2020, NEW YORK- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new set of supports for U.S. cities to help them better understand how to access and

By |2020-03-27T15:03:22-04:00March 26, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Congress to Lower Population Level Eligible for Aid

Draft House Bill Provides Aid Only to Cities Above 500,000 Residents WASHINGTON – As lawmakers hurry to finalize a legislative package responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging them to ensure a greater number of cities are eligible for federal resources. Under the legislation introduced in the House, only

By |2020-03-24T11:38:08-04:00March 24, 2020|News, Press Room|

NEW: More than 300 Mayors Join Bipartisan Request for $250 Billion Directed to Cities to Fight Coronavirus, Protect Families & Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this week, the leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors sent an urgent request to lawmakers as they prepare the next phase of a federal response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, 303 mayors from 48 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the letter seeking $250 billion in

United States Conference of Mayors Requests $250 Billion in Localized Aid to Fight Virus, Maintain City Services, Help Workers and Local Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – As lawmakers deliberate on the next phase of the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent an urgent request for resources to House and Senate leaders. Mayors and local officials are on the front lines of this battle, and they are asking lawmakers to prioritize

Nation’s Mayors to Congress: Direct Funding to Cities Critical to Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Bryan K. Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI, on the reported bipartisan agreement Congress reached today on a package to combat the coronavirus. Earlier today, USCM sent a letter to both the House and Senate calling on lawmakers to

By |2020-03-04T18:20:19-05:00March 4, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Hold Conference Call to Discuss Opportunity Zone Funds

On Wednesday, February 26, mayors from across the country joined the Council on Metro Economies and the New American City to discuss Opportunity Zone Funds, and how cities can leverage Opportunity Zone Funds to develop new city projects. Speakers included William Lambe of Enterprise Community Investment Inc., Noelle St. Clair of Woodforest National Bank, and