Fort Worth: Cares Act Funding To Help Provide Coronavirus Response

April 29, 2020

The city council on Wednesday accepted $ 158,715,568 funding of the CARES Act from the U.S. Treasury Department.

Fort Worth continues to respond to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus. Current and planned expenses include personnel, materials and equipment, and contractual expenses. The city is developing a plan to use a significant portion of the remaining funds to fund community aid programs.

Eligible city spending includes:

  • Common Emergency Operations Center expenses such as salaries, supplies, and contracts.
  • Working overtime related to COVID-19 in various departments.
  • Salaries of those assigned COVID-19 roles, such as: B. Code Compliance Director, Park Director, Public Event Staff, and others.
  • Consumables and equipment such as personal protective equipment, cleaning agents and disinfectants.
  • Contractual expenses such as RVs and hotels for housing those affected by COVID-19, cleaning, etc.
  • Unexpected expenses such as sickness emergencies, family and sick leave law and unemployment.
  • Community support programs.

The Coronavirus Aid, Aid and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with bilateral support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27. The $ 2 trillion economic aid package aims to protect the American people from the public health and economic impact of COVID-19.

This press release was produced by the City of Fort Worth. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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