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2019-2020 NGA CHAIR’S INITIATIVE

Financing For The Future: Leveraging Private Sector Investments
June 24, 2020 | 1:30PM – 2:45PM ET
This virtual infrastructure stakeholder focused on leveraging private sector investments, and how governors can help ensure that their states have access to the full range of infrastructure financing options.
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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Current information on the status of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, what actions states/territories have taken to address it, and the latest efforts by the federal government.

Coronavirus Memos

Most Recent Memos

  • Short-Time Compensation Programs as a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy
    Short-Time Compensation (STC), also known as work sharing or shared-work programs, are an alternative to layoffs for employers experiencing a reduction in business activities and allows those employees facing a reduction in wages to collect a percentage of their unemployment compensation (UC) benefits to replace a portion of their lost wages. STC […]
  • Reducing the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 Among Communities of Color
    (View/Download) Introduction COVID-19 has imposed a disproportionate burden of illness and death on communities of color, including Black, Latino/a and Native American communities. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, national, state and local leaders are pursuing strategies to address both immediate and longstanding health disparities and associated inequities experienced by communities of […]
  • Key Steps and Considerations for Building a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce
    Executive Summary As outlined in our Roadmap to Recovery, as states gradually reopen economic and social activities, they must build a robust public health infrastructure with the capacity to rapidly detect outbreaks, test and isolate individuals who may be exposed to COVID-19, and quickly trace and quarantine all contacts of positive cases. […]
  • State Strategies to Transition Dislocated and Incumbent Workers into High-Demand Industries
    Background While disruptions caused by COVID-19 have led to unprecedented increases in unemployment, some industries are now experiencing regional workforce shortages as they escalate their operations to support the response to the pandemic. This memo highlights examples of strategies that states can use to address workforce shortages in high-demand industries and alleviate […]
  • Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19
    Businesses across the country are closed in response to the spread of COVID-19. Unemployment assistance has typically been available only to “traditionally-employed” workers, and for statedetermined timeframes with stipulations requiring that they actively look for work. Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the White House, […]

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2020 WINTER MEETING: FEB. 7-10

The NGA Winter Meeting is the largest bipartisan gathering of the nation’s governors.

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