Resources and Information Related to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

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    Resources and Information Related to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

    This resource page provides an overview of how counties across the country are distributing their Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) payments and other federal funds authorized under the CARES Act. This page will be updated as NACo receives additional information on county CRF plans. Help NACo collect county examples by taking a quick, five minute survey, which you can find below. Your county’s response will be included on this resource page.

    County Examples

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    Click here for a printable PDF of examples.

    NACo Brief: Coronavirus Relief Fund​

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    This document provides an overview of the CRF funding breakdown, eligibility requirements and recently released U.S. Treasury guidance with a specific focus on how each of these items impact county governments.

    U.S. Treasury Guidance 

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    The U.S. Treasury's Office of Inspector General also released a new memorandum outlining new reporting and record retention requirements for CRF recipients.

    Annual Large County Expenditures (National Totals, Varies by County)

    Source: NACo Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau - Census of Individual Governments: Finance

    Funding from the CARES Act plays a critical role in addressing counties’ financial needs and emergency response amid the pandemic. Large counties with over 500,000 residents typically find their largest expenditures in health and human services. After receiving CARES Act payments, most large counties with over 500,000 residents allocated a significant portion of CARES Act funding to purchase PPE, pay for overtime, increase testing capacity and expand local grant and loan programs. 

     

    How Counties Are Investing Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments

    On March 27, Congress passed and the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which established a new $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) for state, county and municipal governments with populations of over 500,000 people to address necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    The U.S. Treasury will oversee and administer CRF payments to state and local governments. Now that the U.S. Treasury has distributed CRF payments, eligible counties are now tasked with distributing these funds in the best way possible to support our nation’s residents and communities. Please see below for county examples for how counties across the country are distributing CRF payments.

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    Nonprofit Support

    Fairfax County, Virginia (Minority-owned business support)

    CRF allocation: $200,251,000

    Plan Overview: Fairfax County allocated between $10 million - $30 million towards a new Small Business and Non-Profit Relief Grant Program that will help small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Administered by the County Executive, the primary purpose of the grant Program is to support eligible small businesses, including non-safety net nonprofit organizations in the county, through grants to address costs of business interruptions caused by required closures. The Grant Program has three major desired outcomes including help businesses and organizations remain open through the COVID-19 pandemic, address gaps that may exist among complementary programs at the county, state and federal level (i.e. food stamps, unemployment assistance, etc.), provide targeted assistance to small businesses that would other historically are less likely to be approved for federal support (i.e. minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned). Awards will be made through random drawing. For more information, click here.

    Jefferson County, Colorado

    CRF Allocation: $114,915,910

    Plan Overview: Jefferson County allocated $5 million towards a newly established CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding program to support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. The allocation amount will be based number of applicants, availability of funds and demonstrated needs. In the nonprofit application, it requests that nonprofits request a certain allocation amount and describe how funds will be used. For more information, click here.

    Washington County, Oregon

    CRF Allocation: $104,660,475

    Plan Overview: Washington County created a COVID-19 working group to identify ways that CRF payments may be best made. As part of the county’s CRF allocation, it provided $8 million to support community-based organizations (CBOs) and nonprofits. Aware of the critical role CBOs and nonprofits have in the response to COVID-19, such as creating public education campaigns and taking the lead in testing and community support. Funds will also be used to cover staffing and facility related costs. Additionally, the county will allow funds to be used by CBOs and nonprofits to complete needs assessments as they look ahead to what it will take to serve their clients post COVID-19. For more information, click here.

    Cobb County, Georgia

    CRF allocation: $132,638,742

    Plan Overview: Cobb County allocated a portion of its CRF payment to two programs – food procurement and hazard pay. Under the food procurement proposal, Cobb County is allocating emergency funding for food procurement, storage and distribution being provided by nonprofit organizations within the community in response to COVID-19. The county awards grants to over 30 nonprofit organizations that will provide nutrition assistance to the county’s residents. For more information, click here.

    Gwinnett County, Georgia

    CRF allocation: $163,368,000

    Plan Overview: Gwinnett County allocated $6.14 million of its CRF allocation to the newly established COVID-19 Grant Funding Opportunity. The county is encouraging nonprofit organizations to apply that have traditionally addressed critical needs within the community such as emergency food assistance, house and emergency shelter, child care, transportation and health care services. The county is partnering with the Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia who has traditionally worked with many of Gwinnett County’s nonprofits and will distribute grants to these organizations. Additionally, to help track funding distributions, the county is contracting with WFN Consulting. For Gwinnett County’s nonprofit grant opportunities toolkit, click here. For more information, click here.

     

    Small Business Support

    Carbon County, Pennsylvania

    CRF allocation: $5,796,203

    Plan Overview: Carbon County has established a COVID-19 Relief County Block Grant to provide small business assistance. By the end of the program’s first round, the county received $2.2 million in requests. For more information, click here.

    Centre County, Pennsylvania

    CRF allocation: $14,664,804

    Plan Overview: Centre County has established a Small Business Assistance program with its CRF sub-allocation. The county has also allocated a portion of funds towards for non-profit assistance as well. For more information, click here. 

    Bernalillo County, New Mexico

    CRF allocation: $31,818,045

    Plan Overview: Bernalillo County allocated $5 million for its CARES Small Business Grant program to disburse one-time grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses and nonprofits with less than 50 FTEs. The county also approved $500,000 in CRF dollars for small business assistance program administration services. For more information, click here.

    Fresno County, California

    CRF allocation: $81,579,507

    Plan Overview: Fresno County created allocated $5 million of its CRF payment to a new small business grant program, Helping Underserved Businesses Grant Program, which will award grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Under the program, businesses could apply for up to $5,000 to support their business to pay employee salaries, rent, utilities or essential supplements. The program will be administered by Access Plus Capital, a nonprofit business lender, and Fresno County’s Economic Development Council (EDC), will help assist in reviewing the applications. For more information, click here.

    Camden County, New Jersey

    CRF allocation: $88,375,284

    Plan Overview: Camden County allocated $20 million towards its CARES Small Business grant program to provide up to $10,000 grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The county partnered with a business management consultant, Solix, Inc., for grant administration services. For more information, click here.

    Montgomery County, Ohio

    CRF allocation: $92,775,281.40

    Plan Overview: Montgomery County approved the establishment of a temporary Office of CARES Act to administer/distribute the county’s CRF payment under the direction of the Workforce Development Director. On June 16th, the county approved a resolution authorizing the creation of the CARES Small Business Grant Program to award up to $10,000 grants to qualifying small businesses that have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will distribute $40 million of its CRF payment to eligible small businesses and be effective from June 11, 2020 through November 30, 2020. Eligible businesses must be located in the county, have a physical storefront, not have already received federal assistance (e.g. CARES, SBA loans, PPP, etc) have no more than 30 full-time employees and less than $1 million in annual gross revenue. The firm must also retain one full-time employee for at least three months after being awarded its grant. Montgomery County will also be providing grants to assist impacted entities in the agriculture, education, healthcare and housing sectors. For more information, click here.

    Williamson County, Texas

    CRF allocation: $93,382,340

    Plan Overview: Williamson County allocated $25 million of its CRF funds to the WillCo Forward small business grant program. The maximum grant per business is $30,000 and recipients must have no more than 100 FTEs. Both for-profit and non-profit businesses headquartered in the county are eligible to apply. For more information, click here.

    Summit County, Ohio* (Minority-owned business support)

    CRF Allocation: $94,402,596

    Plan Overview: Summit County allocated up to $6.5 million of its CRF payment for two rounds of funding to the Summit County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant program. The program will provide grants at a maximum of $5,000 for businesses with 2 to 30 full-employees and a maximum of $2,000 for businesses with less than two employees. Eligible uses for grant funds include mortgage/rent payments, utilities, insurance (health, property, liability) payments, vehicle/equipment lease and rental payments, salaries/wages and other costs related to interruption of business caused by required closures. As of June 12th, 1,584 companies have received relief grants and 244 companies have been “waitlisted”. The remaining 2 percent of funds ($130,000) will be allocated to the “waitlisted” companies with the highest scores.  In addition to this Relief Program, Summit County also proposed a resolution that would allocate up to $1 million in CRF dollars to a newly established Minority Contractors Capital Access Program. For more information, click here.

    Volusia County, Florida

    CRF allocation: $96,543,792

    Plan Overview: Volusia County established a new COVID-19 Fund, which allocated up to $10 million in CRF funds to implement the Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program. The program will make direct grants of up to $3,000 to qualifying small businesses (no more than 25 full-time employees). For more information, click here.

    Pasco County, Florida

    CRF allocation: $96,659,480

    Plan Overview: Pasco County allocated $6 million in CRF funding for the Penny for Pasco Jobs and Economic Opportunities (JEO) Trust Fund to support its Emergency Business Grant Program. This program provides emergency grants of up to $5,000 to 400 small businesses within Pasco County. The county also allocated a portion of its CRF dollars for a housing/utility assistance program. For more information, click here.

    Delaware County, Pennsylvania

    CRF allocation: $98,892,981

    Plan Overview: Delaware County allocated $10 million in additional grant funding to for-profit small businesses and $4 million in funding to non-profit businesses to provide economic support due to COVID-19. The small business grant program provides up to $7,500 for businesses with less than 50 full-time employees to cover rent, mortgage, utilities and inventory during the pandemic. For more information, click here.

    Ocean County, New Jersey*

    CRF allocation: $105,949,274

    Plan Overview: Ocean County allocated $10 million for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (NJEDA) new Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program – an emergency grant funding program to provide funding as efficiently and quickly as possible to certain small and medium sized enterprises, i.e., businesses and non-profits (SMEs), that needed payroll and working capital support as a result of adverse economic impacts of COVID-19. There are two phases in the grant program – the first phase focused on the smallest enterprises in targeted industries that were among the most adversely impacted by COVID-19 (businesses will fewer than 10 employees). The county is now implementing its second phase of the Grant program with less restrictive eligibility requirements to assist a larger number of SMEs (fewer than 25 employees). Phase 2 grant money may be used for reimbursement of lost revenue as a result of business interruption caused by COVID-19, but may not be used for capital expenses. The NJEDA is providing the necessary staff and support required to implement the program at no cost to the county. Of the total funding for the NJEDA program, $15 million will be set aside specifically for eligible entities located within a New Jersey Opportunity Zone. For more information, click here.

    Bucks County, Pennsylvania

    CRF allocation: $109,628,270

    Plan Overview: As part of its CRF allocation, Bucks County established the Bucks Back to Work Small Business Program. The program, funded at $30 million, will provide a loan up to $25,000 (or 25 percent of annual operating expenses) to businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees and less than $700,000 in gross annual revenue. The county also allocated $7 million towards PPE and sanitization/disinfectant supplies, $6 million to human services providers and a portion of funds for overtime and hazard pay expenses. For more information, click here.

    Tulsa County, Okla.*

    CRF allocation: $113,690,799

    Plan Overview: Tulsa County allocated $25 million to the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) with $25 million for its Tulsa County RESET small business loan program. Five funds have been established to help businesses with less than 100 employees and loan amounts vary from up to $5,000 for sole proprietors to up to $125,000 for businesses and non-profits with 50 to 99 employees. The county has also allocated $550,000 of its CRF payment for a “Safer Tulsa County” program to provide free PPE equipment and one month supply of masks, gloves, sanitizers and thermometers to 2,000 small businesses to help Tulsa County small businesses and nonprofits safely reopen. For more information, click here.

    Kent County, Mich.*

    CRF allocation: $114,633,581

    Plan Overview: With its CRF payment, Kent County established a $30 million Kent County Small Business Recovery Fund to support for-profit businesses with 25 or less full-time employees. Qualified businesses will receive short-term economic relief grants ranging from $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 based on the size of business and operating costs. In addition to these grants, technical assistance and six-months cash flow projections/analysis will also be provided to these small businesses. Specifically, the fund aims towards supporting businesses that may be dealing with additional barriers including but not limited to language, general business knowledge, and from underserved communities.  For more information, click here.

    Denton County, Texas

    CRF Allocation: $147,733,722

    Plan Overview: Denton County has allocated $40 million for an Operational Plan for Economic Normalization (OPEN) program to provide grants of up to $50,000 to small businesses (with no more than 100 FTEs). The county has also sub-allocated $46.04 million in CRF funds to municipalities based on population. For more information, click here.

    Kern County, California

    CRF allocation: $157,078,307

    Plan Overview: Kern County has a major focus on supporting small businesses impacted by COVID-19, and has allocated $25 million of its CRF funding. The county established the Kern Small Business Support Program, which is a coordinated effort with local business lenders. The partnership between the county and four lenders provides a forgivable loan in an amount up to four months of average payroll or $75,000 to Kern County’s local small businesses having less than 50 employees and $5 million in annual revenues. Unlike the federal PPP, Kern County’s program has added flexibility that will aid businesses during various phases of economic reopening. Kern County is unique is that it is working with local lenders/banks to distribute CRF funds and support. For more information, click here.

    DuPage County, Illinois

    CRF allocation: $161,042,598

    Plan Overview: DuPage County launched Reinvest DuPage, a grant relief program developed in partnership with Choose DuPage, a regional economic development organization, for small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19. DuPage County will fund the program with $7 million in monies received under the CARES Act, and Choose DuPage will administer the loan with support from DuPage County and local banking and financial experts. The program will provide grants of up to $15,000 for DuPage County-based businesses with fewer than 15 full-time employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenues. Monies received under the program may be used for payroll, rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and other expenses necessary to maintain operations. For more information, click here.

    Tarrant County, Texas (Minority-owned business support)

    CRF allocation: $209,816,856

    Plan Overview: Tarrant County has proposed an allocation of $30 million for a COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program. The program will provide up to $10,000 grants to businesses with 25 or less full-time employees based on payroll/fixed costs and the amount of funds available. As part of this program, 20 percent of grant funds will be allocated specifically for minority, women and veteran-owned businesses. For more information, click here.

    Oakland County, Michigan (Minority-owned business support)

    CRF allocation: $219,438,710

    Plan Overview: As part of Oakland County’s CRF plan, the county will allocate $5 million for a minority-owned small business grant program. The program will award up to $10,000 in grant awards for small businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, finance, operated and controlled by a member of a recognized minority group. For more information, click here.

    Harris County, Texas

    CRF allocation: $425,942,656

    Plan Overview: Harris County approved a $30 million allocation of its CRF payment to establish a Small Business Recovery Fund. The program distributes one-time grants of up to $25,000 in two installments for profit and non-profit businesses with 30 or less FTEs. The county also established a $30 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to distribute funds for non-profit organizations and low-income residents. For more information on the Small Business Recovery Fund, click here. For more information on the COVID-19 Relief Fund, click here.

    Riverside County, California

    CRF allocation: $431,091,226

    Plan Overview: Riverside County allocated $46.6 million for the creation of the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program. The resolution would also approve a subrecipient agreement with a nonprofit organization, Main Street Launch, to help facilitate the program. For more information, click here.

    Miami-Dade County, Florida

    CRF allocation: $474,085,078

    Plan Overview: Miami-Dade County allocated $25 million towards a newly established small business support program, the RISE Miami-Dade Fund. The revolving loan program will also seek private dollars with the objective of accumulating more than $50 million. The Citi Foundation, the community foundation for CitiBank, has agreed to become the first corporate supporter to the RISE Fund. Additionally, the Dade County Federal Credit Union will administer the RISE Fund, with loans originating at local community development financial institutions (CDFIs). For more information, click here.

    Orange County, California

    CRF allocation: $554,133,764

    Plan Overview: On May 26th, Orange County allocated $75 million equally between five supervisorial districts for economic support initiatives. These supervisorial districts can use its sub-allocation of the county’s CRF payment to fund business recovery programs, small business grants and/or loans administered in conjunction with a commercial lending institution. For more information, click here.

    Housing / Rental Assistance

    Brevard County, Florida

    CRF allocation: $105,034,237

    Plan Overview: Of the county’s total CRF allocation, Brevard County will provide $4.4 million of that money for a rental and mortgage assistance program, a utility and security deposit program and a food stability program. For the housing aid program, the maximum assistance for applicants will be for up to three months of housing costs — totaling as much as $7,200. Payments will be made directly to the mortgage company, apartment rental company or landlord, rather than directly to the applicant. Additionally, Brevard County approved eligibility requirements for applicants. Under the plan, to be eligible for assistance, the applicant must be a resident of Brevard County, have income that does not exceed 140 percent of area median income, demonstrate an impact from COVID-19, have a loss of at least 25 percent of their income, among other requirements. For more information, click here.

    Snohomish County, Washington

    CRF allocation: $143,447,144

    Plan Overview: Snohomish County will provide $10 million in CARES funding for human and social services and housing. These services include housing homeless people and other vulnerable individuals during the crisis, providing rental assistance, establishing sanitation facilities and expanding resources available to survivors of domestic violence and those with behavioral health issues. For more information, click here.

    Ventura County, California

    CRF allocation: $147,621,523

    Plan Overview: Ventura County allocated $10 million towards a new Pandemic Rental Assistance Program, which aims to help reduce the amount of tenants’ back-owed rent, while also assisting landlords. To be eligible for the program, Ventura county residents must demonstrate that their income was impacted by COVID-19 (i.e. loss of employment, reduced hours, etc.), make less than 80 percent of the area median income, with priority given to those with an annual, household income that is less than 50 percent of the area median income. The program will provide two rounds of funding with each totaling $5 million. The grants will cover up to two months of owed rent, with the amount based on unit size. Studio and one-bedroom apartments will receive $1,500 per month, while two-bedroom apartments or larger will receive $2,500 per month. If there are more eligible applicants than the funding can support, a lottery system will be used to select applicants. For more information, click here.

    Collin County, Texas

    CRF allocation: $171,453,156

    Plan Overview: Collin County allocated $30 million of its CRF payment for a new Collin Cares Assistance Program to providing support for county residents to cover housing and utility costs as well as nutrition assistance. To be eligible for the program, a household must demonstrate they have been directly financially impacted by COVID-19, be a resident of Collin County, among other requirements. The program will provide up to three months of assistance totaling up to $2,500 per month. However, depending on funding availability, if family income has not increased and assistance is still required, applicants may return after September 1, 2020 for one moth of additional assistance. For more information, click here.

    Economic Aid and Workforce Development

    Ramsey County, Minnesota

    CRF allocation: $96,026,770

    Plan Overview: As part of Ramsey County’s CRF plan, the county released contracting opportunities for non-profits or fiscally sponsored organizations to provide workforce-related services to Ramsey county residents through December 30, 2002. The goal of this new initiative is to address and help mitigate the economic and workforce gaps of Ramsey County residents most impacted by COVID-19 – people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and opportunity youth communities. Programs will range from such as ensuring access to virtual employment training classes, career services for older adults, among others. For more information, click here.

    Hillsborough County, Florida*

    CRF allocation: $256,847,065

    Plan Overview: Of its total CRF allocation, Hillsborough County will provide between $30-$60 million towards economic recovery programs and workforce training. This funding, in part, will be administered in the form of grants to assist county residents in hardest-hit industries (hospitality, entertainment, food and beverage) to retain and retool skills for in-demand industries and occupations, to fund paid work experience programs for displaced workers, to provide training materials, equipment and other required items that residents may need to secure obtain and maintain future employment. Additionally, the county will allocate these funds to small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

    Bexar County, Texas

    CRF allocation: $79,626,415

    Plan Overview: Due to high rates of unemployment, Bexar County created a new job retraining program that will pay workers a $450 weekly stipend to cover expenses while they acquire new skills to help them rejoin the workforce. The $40 million dollar workforce program will provide training for job areas including, but not limited to, health care, IT and other tech jobs. For more information, click here.

    Social Safety-Net Services

    Santa Clara County, California

    CRF allocation: $158,099,959

    Plan Overview: Santa Clara County allocated a portion of its CRF payment towards supporting child care providers. Specifically, the county allocated more than $2.5 million for child care programs in the county in an effort to help child care programs remain in business and expand their hours of operation for up to 10 weeks. Additionally, these funds can be used by child care providers to purchase disinfectants, temperature monitors and other supplies to comply with social distancing regulations.  In addition to child care support, the county also using CRF payments towards financial and nutrition assistance. For more information, click here.

    Dane County, Wisconsin

    CRF allocation: $95,394,061

    Plan Overview: Dane County allocated a significant portion of its CRF payment towards social safety-net services, specifically child care and nutrition assistance. To help child care providers ensure safe and sustainable re-opening plans, the county is partnership with Community Coordinated Child care, Inc. to administer grants to roughly 500 Dane County child care providers. Grant amounts will vary based on the size of the provider from a minimum of $1,4000 to a maximum of $15,000. Eligible child care providers include certified family, licensed family, licensed group, summer camp and licensed school age. For more information on Dane County’s child care program, click here. The county will also use CRF dollars to partner with local hotels to provide non-congregating housing to the county’s homeless populations. The county will also its CRF allocation towards nutrition assistance and help acquire food for Dane County food pantries over the next 90 days. This funding will go to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to purchase more meat, dairy and fresh produce. For more information, click here.

    Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

    CRF allocation: $212,190,475

    Plan Overview: Allegheny County allocated $53 million of its CRF funds for social programs targeting disadvantaged populations. This includes a meal program to provide food to low-income families and childcare services for essential workers. The county also allocated $52 million for COVID-19 related medical services and $42 million for PPE, sanitization/disinfectant supplies and paid leave expenses. The remaining $60 million will be allocated to the Port Authority, Sports and Exhibition Authority and municipalities and fire departments. For more information, click here.

    Honolulu County, Hawaii

    CRF Allocation: $387,176,021

    Plan Overview: Honolulu County will allocate a portion of its CRF payment towards community services. This funding will be administered in the form of grants that will provide funding for shelters, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing and other support services. Additionally, another $4.9 million will be allocated towards the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support efforts such as homeless prevention, food security, mobile testing, eviction prevention, acquisition for homeless clinic and financial hardship relief. The county will also allocate $8 million in CRF payments towards nutrition assistance and food delivery services for older adults. Other services include domestic violence, drug treatment, youth homelessness and mobile hygiene. For more information, click here.

    Snohomish County, Washington

    CRF allocation: $143,447,144

    Plan Overview: Snohomish County will provide $10 million in CARES funding for human and social services and housing. These services include housing homeless people and other vulnerable individuals during the crisis, providing rental assistance, establishing sanitation facilities and expanding resources available to survivors of domestic violence and those with behavioral health issues. For more information, click here.

    Hazard Pay

    San Diego County, California

    CRF allocation: $334,061,822

    Plan Overview: The Board of Supervisors directed the County CAO to determine a three-tiered process by which CRF funds can be used to provide Hazard Pay to workers. The plan is intended to be in effect (retroactively) from March 19 to the end of the calendar year (December 31) or upon the Governor’s decision to lift the stay-at-home orders. The three tiers proposed are as follows:

    • Tier 1: 5 percent to County workers who are working directly with COVID-19 positive individuals and Persons Under Investigation (PUIs), including those who work with the deceased, as well as employees who work in locked facilities, residential care, and patient care settings.
    • Tier 2: 3 percent to County workers who are engaging the public and/or clients and could be interacting with COVID-19 positive individuals or PUIs). 
    • Tier 3: 2 percent to County workers who are being required to report to work and are a risk of exposure due to interaction with coworkers.

    For more information on the hazard pay program, click here.

    Cobb County, Georgia

    CRF allocation: $132,638,742

    Plan Overview: Cobb County has allocated a portion of its CRF funds towards a hazard pay program. Under the hazard pay proposal, employees identified as “essential personnel” will receive hazard pay of $500 per month from April 6th to June 12th, 2020. This date can be extended to coincide with GA’s State Public Health Emergency. The county has yet to announce any specific funding amount for the hazard pay program. For more information, click here.

    Jackson County, Missouri

    CRF allocation: $122,669,998

    Plan Overview: Jackson County has considered a proposal to allocate $314,395 of its CRF payment to provide hazard pay for county employees in the corrections, public works, park and recreation, environmental health, Sheriff’s and Medical Examiner’s offices. The program would provide up to $900 ($1.88/hour) per impacted associate over the period of 03/14/2020 to 06/05/2020. For more information, click here.

    Allocation to Smaller Municipalities

    Multnomah County, Oregon

    CRF allocation: $28,057,836

    Plan Overview: Multnomah County authorized $8 million in CRF dollars for a CARES Act Local Government Fund. The fund will make reimbursements available to municipalities to cover costs related to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining $20 million in CARES Act funding is budgeted in the FY 2021 Chair's Proposed Budget. For more information, click here.

    Passaic County, New Jersey

    CRF allocation: $87,564,767

    Plan Overview: Passaic County announced that it will appropriate a portion of its CRF payment to its 16 municipalities, based on population, by way of a reimbursable grant, to offset eligible expenses in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will appropriate the funds. For more information, click here (pg. 55-57). 

    Adams County, Colorado

    CRF allocation: $90,285,974

    Plan Overview: Adams County adopted a new formula to distribute CRF funds to municipalities within the county’s boundaries that did not qualify for direct funding. The formula is a function of city/town population out of the 45 percent “pass down” of total county funds to units of local government. In total, the county allocated $32,912,583 million, or 45 percent of its total CRF funding to cities. For more information, click here.

    Plymouth County, Massachusetts

    CRF allocation: $90,945,730

    Plan Overview: Plymouth County has established a Phase I of its CARES program, which includes $22.74 million in sub-allocations for municipalities distributed based on population. The County intends to make these funds available to local governmental entities through a series of grant funding cycles. For more information, click here.

    Union County, New Jersey

    CRF allocation: $97,077,214

    Plan Overview: Union County has authorized its County Manager to enter into CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds Grant subaward agreements with Union County municipalities. For more information, click here (pg. 6).

    Anne Arundel County, Maryland

    CRF allocation: $101,071,866 

    Plan Overview: Anne Arundel County has finalized a grant agreement to provide the city of Annapolis with $4.25 million of the county’s $101 million CRF payment. The distribution was determined by population and the percentage of services provided to city residents by the county, such as health and education. For more information, click here.

    Fulton County, Georgia

    CRF allocation: $104,364,187

    Plan Overview: Fulton County established a “Municipal COVID-19 Relief Fund” to allocate up to $15 million in funding to municipalities located within Fulton County who did not directly receive Coronavirus Relief funding. Municipalities can apply to receive reimbursements from a grant fund of remaining CRF funds after accounting for all actual and planned eligible expenses of the county. The county also allocated $21 million to nonprofit organization to provide rent, mortgage and utilities assistance as well as homeless services. For more information, click here.

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    CRF allocation: $107,974,955

    Plan Overview: Monmouth County established the Monmouth County Municipal Coronavirus Relief Fund Program to help administer funds to municipalities that did not receive direct CRF payments. The County Administrator will operate the new program and will enter into one or more agreements with any municipality that receives funds/reimbursements from Monmouth County. For more information, click here.

    Arapahoe County, Colorado

    CRF allocation: $114,569,892

    Plan Overview: Arapahoe County established a new Grant Fund to help allocate CRF payments to the 13 municipalities within the county’s boundaries that did not receive direct CRF allocations. Under the program, cities would receive 45 percent of Arapahoe County’s total CRF funds and allocations will be calculated by population. The Board of County Commissioners has also requested that a “set-aside” be established for additional, qualified needs for communities beyond their allocation, focusing on smaller communities, commuter and vulnerable populations. For the county’s intergovernmental agreement, click here. For more information, click here.

    Hudson County, New Jersey

    CRF allocation: $117,327,044

    Plan Overview: Hudson County approved the allocation of $17.2 million to 11 municipalities within the county. This funding is allocated to Hudson County municipalities based on population. For more information, click here (pg. 4-5).

    El Paso County, Colorado

    CRF allocation: $125,704,768

    Plan Overview: El Paso County authorized a $37.5 million sub-allocation of its CRF payment through an intergovernmental agreement between the County of El Paso and the City of Colorado Springs. El Paso County also plans to share an additional $3.8 million of its CRF payment with 7 other municipalities, divided up based on 2018 population levels. For more information, click here (pg. 6-22). 

    Monroe County, New York

    CRF allocation: $129,433,145

    Plan Overview: Monroe County legislators authorized intermunicipal agreements with 30 municipalities/villages as well as local school and fire districts for reimbursements of COVID-19 related expenses. The county has also approved CRF funds to cover Hazard Pay costs for certain county employees. For more information, click here (pg. 6).

    This resource page provides an overview of how counties across the country are distributing their Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) payments and other federal funds authorized under the CARES Act.
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