All levels of government in the United States continue to face severe challenges addressing the increased demand for services and resources since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State, local, and tribal governments have been challenged to support their citizens with new services, such as providing information on testing locations, facilitating COVID-19 contact tracing, and coordinating logistics for access to vaccines. Additionally, with the material increase in unemployment claims, state governments must complete timely review and process payments to a growing number of individuals in need. To directly assist the state, local, and tribal governments, as well as the District of Columbia and US Territories in the delivery of much needed services and resources to the local population, the US Federal Government appropriated and distributed $150 billion under the CARES Act. The funds were provided to cover necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency from COVID–19 that were not accounted for in the budget and incurred after March 1, 2020. All unused funds by December 31, 2021 must be returned to the Treasury.
Cirrus Cybersecurity Group has partnered with Carahsoft, SailPoint and SecZetta to help our clients use CARES act money to help address critical business needs for Identity Security and Non-Employee Workforce Management. To learn more, listen to our podcast, download our data brochure or contacts us directly.