NYCOM continues to lobby for inclusion of a significant infusion of direct federal funding to local and state governments in the next round of federal stimulus currently being discussed in Washington. While our message is being heard and the New York delegation has expressed support of our position, this funding remains in doubt and we must continue to provide our federal leaders with the mounting evidence of the impact COVID-19 is having on municipal revenues. Therefore, I urge you to prepare and send copies of the sample letter linked below (including your estimates of lost revenue due to COVID-19) to your member of the House of Representatives, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and President Trump (via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs). The economic renewal of our communities and our state depends upon the federal government successfully and immediately enacting a package of federal funding to all local governments. Thank you for your support in this critically important effort. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Baynes or Barbara Van Epps at the NYCOM office (518) 463-1185.

VIEW SAMPLE LETTER (updated 6-24-20)