City to Receive $1.8 Million in Emergency Coronavirus Stimulus Dollars
Under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), the City will receive $1.8 million in federal emergency funds to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency funding is intended to be allocated and distributed out to the community as soon as possible.
In anticipation of the federal regulation’s release, City staff has been working on an allocation plan. Tuesday night, the City Council will be asked to approve an amendment that outlines how the $1.8 M in COVID-19 related emergency funds will be used. Here is the current breakdown for how the City plans to spend the federal stimulus dollars:
- Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($558,059)
City staff proposes the use of these funds for activities related to homelessness prevention to help vulnerable families and individuals.
- Community Development Block Grant Program ($1,255,079)
City staff has identified food banks, meal delivery, expanded rent/utility assistance, and emergency pandemic-related City expenses for use of these funds.