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Even as Congress and the White House negotiate a stimulus package to address the ongoing public health and economic recovery challenges, cities and counties see the clock ticking down to December 30 to spend their remaining CARES Act funds.

In a letter to Congressional leaders, ICMA Executive Director Marc Ott urged prompt action to provide local governments direct, flexible funding.  He provided examples of the innovative ways that local governments across the country have used CARES Act funds to address pressing needs.