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CARES Act funding to help provide COVID-19 response

Posted April 29, 2020

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

Fort Worth continues to respond to the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus. Current and projected outlays include personnel, supplies and equipment and contractual expenditures. The city is developing a plan to use a significant portion of remaining funds to fund community assistance programs.

Eligible city expenditures include:

  • Joint Emergency Operations Center expenses such as salaries, supplies and contracts.
  • COVID-19-related overtime in various departments.
  • Salaries of those reassigned to COVID-19 roles, such as the code compliance director, parks director, public events staff and others.
  • Supplies and equipment such as personal protection equipment, cleaning and sanitizing supplies.
  • Contractual expenditures such as RVs and hotels to host COVID-19-affected people, cleaning and so on.
  • Unanticipated expenses such as emergency sick leave, emergency Family and Medical Leave Act, and unemployment.
  • Community support programs.

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

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