CARES Act Solutions

The original CARES Act provided for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The CARES Act requires that payments from this fund be used only to cover expenses that are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19). Payments from this fund were to end Dec 30, 2020; however, that changed when Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act on Dec 21, 2020. While this new COVID-19 Relief funding bill did not include additional funds for government, it did extend the spending deadlines for CARES Act funds until December 31, 2021. Examples of eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • COVID-19-related expenses of public hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities.
  • Expenses for establishing and operating public telemedicine capabilities for COVID-19- related treatment.
  • Expenses for communication and enforcement by State, territorial, local, and Tribal governments of public health orders related to COVID-19.
  • Expenses for acquisition and distribution of medical and protective supplies, including sanitizing products and personal protective equipment, for medical personnel, police officers, social workers, child protection services, and child welfare officers, direct service providers for older adults and individuals with disabilities in community settings, and other public health or safety workers in connection with the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Expenses for public safety measures undertaken in response to COVID-19. Howard Technology Solutions’ Government Division focuses solely on the needs of federal, state and local government agencies.
This document was designed as a planning tool to help government decision-makers ensure that their facilities and personnel are appropriately equipped.

Planning & Preparedness

Developing systems and procedures in advance to deal with emerging difficulties, implementing new technologies, and planning for potential threats, enables law enforcement and first responders to handle whatever comes their way quickly and effectively. Howard can help!

Audiovisual Solutions

Deliver information in real-time; increase situational awareness, and promote informed decision making with control rooms that operate 24/7.

Interactive Solutions

Meet your management and training objectives, reduce travel time and expenses, and improve overall productivity with interactive solutions from Howard.

Rugged Computing Devices

Funds received under the CARES Act may be used to purchase rugged solutions to facilitate remote connectivity for use in public safety.

Body Cams

Capture video on the go with body-worn cameras that deliver panoramic, full HD video, even in low- light conditions to provide complete situational awareness in critical scenarios.

Crisis Planning & Consultation

Howard can support planning for crisis situations by providing government agencies with the technology necessary to aid in swift response and recovery.

Video Streaming Solutions

Deliver live video feeds—clear, instantaneous communication—to any number of viewers, even over some of the most challenging network environments.

Mounting Solutions

Heavy-duty computer mounts provide a stable base for mobile workstations, protecting your computer from the damaging shocks and vibrations often associated with aggressive mobilization campaigns.


Tablets enable law enforcement to do their jobs on- the-go—file accident and incident reports wirelessly, access information in a state crime database, all from their car or a crime scene.

Cleaning Protocols

Cleaning and disinfecting with Howard’s Hand Sanitizer Kiosks, UV Light Sanitization devices, and facility sanitization services reduces the risk of spreading infection.

Facility and Device Sanitation

Prevent the spread of germs and infectious diseases by cleaning and sanitizing facilities and frequently touched devices.

Hand Sanitizer

Provide liquid sanitizer for occasions when hand-washing with soap and water is not an option.

Hand Sanitation Kiosks

Kill germs and bacteria and deliver public safety announcements using Howard’s sanitizer kiosks for an all-in-one solution for any learning environment.

UV Light Sanitation Devices

Clean and sanitize objects and surfaces quickly and safely with UV light wands that kill 99.9% of bacteria to create sterile environments.

Cyber Security

Identifying network information vulnerabilities in your security architecture through advanced penetration testing allows HOWARD to identify and resolve network and information issues that often go undetected.

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing pinpoints network vulnerabilities, allowing Howard to identify and resolve network and information issues that often go undetected.


Provide security for end-to-end protection across your entire network with next-generation firewalls that provide comprehensive protection against ransomware, malicious botnets, and encrypted malware.

Endpoint Protection

Don’t leave your endpoints open to attack. HOWARD has security solutions that work, from firewalls, HIPS systems, and whitelisting tools to patching and logging/monitoring tools.

Network Access Control

Howard can help you implement a least-privilege access policy—restricting access permissions to the fewest resources, functions, and areas necessary to perform an authorized activity.

Facility Solutions

In addition to network security tools, rugged notebooks, and enterprise mobility solutions for emergency response and public safety management, proper sanitization equipment is essential to the health and well-being of government employees and public workers.

Occupancy Detection

Estimate on-premises occupancy levels accurately to allow for a better understanding of visitor patterns and how space is used and to increase efficiency and facilitate social distancing protocols.

Remote Staffing and Support

Deliver unmanned, self-guided support wherever help, information, and assistance are needed—government buildings, community facilities, public events with interactive kiosks.

Protective Shields

HOWARD Health Shields help safeguard government employees & members of the community from the spread of airborne droplets containing COVID-19 coronavirus, as well as other viruses and bacteria.

Temperature Management

Maintain a healthy environment with HOWARD’s Contactless Passive Detection Temperature Sensing Kiosk and hand-held temperature measurement devices.

Physical Security

Video cameras and keyless entry systems that contribute to the security and physical safety of guests and staff are key elements of HOWARD’s physical security solutions.

Keyless Entry Systems

Save time and money with advanced security, time-determined access control systems, featuring extreme durability and convenience; no need to fumble with keys or re-key locks.

Video Cameras/Systems

Make IP-based video surveillance your security solution of choice. HOWARD offers video cameras and management software, as well as complete surveillance systems.

Telehealth Solutions

Help government employees and public workers connect with healthcare professionals who are experienced in treating both medical and psychiatric conditions using HOWARD’s Telehealth Kiosks.

HOWARD Telehealth Kiosk

Use live, interactive video conferencing to connect employees with healthcare professionals who can offer care and counseling through a HIPAA compliant online platform.

HOWARD Portable Telehealth Kit

Provide on-the-go telemedicine services in the field, or to staff members and guests with the HOWARD Rugged telemedicine kit (RTK).

Wireless Connectivity

Transforming vehicles into solar powered, Internet-broadcasting hot spots ensures emergency personnel have access to reliable Internet service. HOWARD has you covered!

Mobile Wireless Hot Spots

HOWARD has the products and services to ensure that Police/Fire/EMT vehicles are equipped with the most advanced technology available to meet a wide range of needs in the field.

Wireless Access Points

Employ the latest secure-networking protocols and optimizing feature functionality while reducing configuration and maintenance requirements with HOWARD!

Work From Home Kits

Technology such as, laptop computers, tablets, wireless connectivity, and video conferencing solutions, enables employees to be productive at home. HOWARD connects remote workers in multiple locations.


Name an accessory and HOWARD can provide it, from projectors, printers, and scanners to cameras, cables, keyboards, software, ink, and toner; HOWARD has it all at low prices.

Computing Devices

Funds received under the CARES Act may be used to facilitate remote connectivity and to purchase technology and devices that facilitate Internet connectivity.


Communicate remotely with quality microphones. HOWARD can help determine which mic is best for your needs!


Improve focus with headsets that are calibrated to produce exceptional sound. Choices range from in-ear headphones to noise-cancelling models.


Utilize built-in or stand-alone webcams for remote or online training and learning.
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