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Public Input Requested - CARES Disaster Relief Funding Distribution
The City of Moorhead received $3.278M in state-allocated CARES Act funding provided by the US Treasury Department. This funding can be used to respond directly to the COVID-19 emergency by addressing medical or public health needs, as well as providing economic support to those suffering from employment or business interruptions due to COVID-19-related business closures. Costs incurred March 1 – November 15, 2020 are eligible.
Between now and August 3 the City is asking for public comment on the proposed allocation of the economic recovery resources, prior to the City Council being asked to consider and authorize CARES Act funding August 10. Please take the survey! We want to hear from you.
STATE-ALLOCATED CARES ACT FUNDING – proposed & receiving comments until Aug 3
Municipal COVID-19 Expenses: $1.278M
• Local match for FEMA-eligible disaster expenses
• Unemployment Expenses (incurred and projected)
• Telework Equipment and Support Resources
• Facility supplies, maintenance, cleaning, & improvements to prevent COVID-19 transmission
• Election Support
• Eligible Public Safety & Health employee expenses
• Eligible Public Housing Improvements
Small Business and Community/Nonprofit Organization Support: $2.0M
Grants to small businesses and community/nonprofit organizations (501c3 & c19) for COVID-19 economic recovery. Grants proposed at up to $10,000 for businesses with under 20 employees and up to $3,000 for sole proprietors. Set asides are in place for eligible nonprofits and minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses. Businesses must have a physical location in Moorhead.