Help for Washington local governments on CARES Act Grants to Small Businesses

Aug 11, 2020

Local governments looking for guidance on managing federal funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will find value in this new, in-depth article from the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC): MRSC Guidance for CARES Act Grants to Small Businesses

Documentation requirements and audit standards for CARES Act small business support depend on the specifics of a local government's grant program. In its post, MRSC offers resources and samples on:

  • Eligibility-based grant programs
  • Reimbursement-based grant programs
  • Identifying beneficiaries and sub-recipients of grants
  • Documentation requirements

At SAO, we've been emphasizing the need for local governments to carefully document CARES Act activity, and that also is reflected in the MRSC post. You can learn more in our post, “Document, Document, Document.”