City of Manteca: CITY WORKING TO RECOUP COVID-19 EMERGENCY EXPENSES
City of Manteca
Office of the City Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY WORKING TO RECOUP COVID-19 EMERGENCY EXPENSES
CARES Act funding approved in California budget
The City of Manteca is slated to receive $1,047,037 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to support the City’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. The City is also preparing reports for reimbursement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The CARES Act has allocated the State of California $15.3 billion in funding to mitigate emergency operations costs incurred by cities throughout the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $15.3 billion, Manteca is expected to receive six payments totaling $1,047,037, the first of which will be received within the next 14 days. Continued funding is contingent upon compliance with, and enforcement of, State and San Joaquin County Public Health orders.
CARES Act funding is restricted to specific uses by the federal government and can legally fund City costs directly related to the pandemic, which include community support efforts, public health efforts, and assistance for business and economic resiliency.
“My priority is protecting public health and local economic concerns within our community in a fiscally responsible way,” stated City Manager Miranda Lutzow.
City staff will bring a report to Council in September, which will outline eligible expenditures related to the pandemic response. Major categories include:
· Equipment costs (including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), IT technology needs, first-responder equipment, and related materials)
· Eligible payroll costs for public safety personnel and Emergency Operations Center staff
· Community assistance (small business grants, senior meals and related programs)
The City is also preparing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Response Cost Recovery reports for reimbursement of COVID-19 expenses related to the use of PPE gear and eligible Fire Department staffing costs.
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on what the City of Manteca is doing to keep our residents safe, visit: https://www.ci.manteca.ca.us/covid19 and follow the City of Manteca on Facebook.