June 1, 2020
The Governor’s Office is providing nearly $600 million in coronavirus relief and recovery dollars for local Arizona governments and nonprofits, as part of a funding plan introduced by Governor Doug Ducey. The plan includes $441 million in direct, flexible funding to local cities, towns and counties that did not receive direct funding earlier this year from the federal government.
Governor Ducey says, “[The funding] maximizes flexibility and prioritizes getting dollars quickly to where they’re needed most. From our cities and towns, to our hospitals, schools, tribal communities, nonprofits and more, we are all in this fight together.”
Local governments, tribal communities, schools and others also will be eligible for expedited reimbursements from FEMA for coronavirus-related expenses, including purchases of testing supplies, PPE and other needs.
The resources will come from a new fund established by the Governor’s Office, the AZCares Fund, and will be allocated based on 2019 census data.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser