Updates and Resources Related to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

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Information for Local Governments [pdf]

We understand that local governments are facing very challenging situations. The information below is intended to provide a quick response to some general questions.



Resources to Manage School District Budgeting during the COVID-19 Crisis [pdf]

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment of uncertainty for school district officials in dealing with their financial operations and the challenges they face as they work to put together balanced budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.


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Local Sales Tax Collections Declined 24.4 Percent in April, after COVID-19 Shutdown [xls]

Local sales tax collections dropped 24.4 percent in April compared to April 2019, leaving many of New York’s local governments grappling with shortfalls. Sales tax collections totaled $1.02 billion in April.


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COVID-19 Related Research Reports

Under Pressure: Local Government Revenue Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic [pdf]


Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: [email protected]
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236