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.