WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke on the Senate floor today to urge his Senate colleagues to support legislative proposals that extend the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) deadline, including the Remove Impediments for a Successful Economic Recovery (RISER) Act he introduced last month.
“State and local governments know what is best for their communities, including where and when to spend federal coronavirus relief funding,” said Sen. Moran. “Extending the deadline for CRF payments dedicated to economic development projects will allow Kansas and other states to strategically target areas of need over a longer period of time, making certain our taxpayer dollars are making the greatest impact to help our communities during this pandemic.”
Kansas received $1.25 billion from the CRF, but under current law will lose any funding not utilized by December 31, 2020. The RISER Act would extend the CRF deadline to December 31, 2022, allowing states and local governments to strategically target areas of need over a longer period of time.