The legislative Interim Finance Committee meets Wednesday to accept funding from the federal government to support state efforts to fight the coronavirus.
The largest single item is
the $836.1 million in federal CARES Act funds to support emergency costs. The
Sisolak administration has already accepted that funding under the state
statute defining the emergency powers of his office.
IFC members will adopt a half
dozen different grants dealing with the pandemic.
The largest of those is $32.9
million in aid to support childcare providers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Another $7.38 million grant
will help local and tribal governments respond to the pandemic.
Some $1.9 million in coronavirus
cash will address mental and substance abuse disorders during the pandemic.
The Public Employees Benefits
Program has two items on the agenda that aren’t federally funded. The first
transfers $6.67 million in prescription drug rebate money to non-state employee
insurance. PEBP is also asking lawmakers to transfer $18.2 million from
Catastrophic Reserves to the retiree insurance costs category.
There is no physical location
for the meeting. The public can watch from the link on the legislative
website’s meetings page.