On May 10th, the U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The bill includes $130 billion in direct, flexible aid to States and Local Governments as well as other crucial investments in local communities.


NYGFOA Members Only Facebook Group 

At a time when we must be isolated, we need each other more than ever. In an effort to keep NYGFOA members connected and accessible to one another, this Members Only Group was created so you can collaborate, share how you are responding to the various Executive Orders, how you are adjusting to the changing financial landscape, and more. We hope you will use this format to facilitate peer to peer discussions as we navigate through this new and uncharted time.

To join the Members-only Facebook Group, please click on the below link. When you join the group it will ask you for your first and last name and entity. Our staff will be accepting members Monday-Friday, throughout the workday.

COVID-19 Resources 

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders

OSC Local Government and School Accountability

OSC Local Government and School Accountability:  FAQs related to COVID-19 pdf (Updated 5/4/2020) 

Guidance on the Contacts of a Close or Proximate Contact of a Confirmed of Suspended Case of COVID-19

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)


Health Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center

Federal Government

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Internal Revenue Service (Coronavirus Tax Relief)

Joint site of the White House, Dept of Health and Human Services and the CDC

US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Small Business Administration (SBA)

New York State

NYS Department of Health (State’s Main Coronavirus Webpage)

NYS Department of Labor  

NYS Empire State Development

NYS Department of State

NYS Department of Taxation and Finance

NYS Department of Civil Service

NYS Office of the State Comptroller

NYS Department of Education (NYSED)

Government Associations

GFOA of US and Canada (National) Resource Center for Coronavirus Response

Association of Towns of the State of New York [Shared with permission from the Association of Towns of NYS]

NYCOM [Shared with permission from the NYS Conference of Mayors & Village Officials]

NYSAC [Shared with permission from the NYS Association of Counties]

County Health Officials of New York

New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)

Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)