The city of Rosenberg stands to receive $2.1 million of the CARE funds allocated to Fort Bend County, and the city of Richmond will get around $660,000.
Fort Bend County leaders announced the allocations during a commissioners court meeting on Tuesday.
The county received $134,262309 in federal emergency funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, more commonly referred to by its acronym CARE Act.
Fort Bend County general government will receive $13.4 million of the funds, which will help offset an expected $13-14 million revenue shortfall this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioners formed a committee last month to help decide how the federal funds should be allocated.
The Fort Bend CARES Act Distribution Advisory Committee was made up of civic leaders from across the county.
Here’s how commissioners plan to allocate the funding:
Fort Bend County (budget contingency) — $13,426,239; city of Arcola — $137,060; city of Beasley, $36,465; Fairchild’s Village, $67,320; city of Fulshear, $659,450; city of Katy, $118,745; city of Kendleton, $21,835; Meadows Place, $253,935; Missouri City, $3,763,760; city of Needville, $169,235; city of Orchard, $22,385; city of Pearland, $56,155; Pleak Village, $88,605; city of Richmond, $661,815; city of Rosenberg, $2,093,355; city of Simonton, $48,535, city of Stafford, $990,165; city of Sugar Land, $6,523,000; Thompson’s community, $18,535; Weston Lakes community, $210,100.
In addition, Fort Bend County will be reimbursed $7,000,000 for COVID-19 expenses to date and the Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department, which is leading the county’s fight against the deadly virus, will receive $20,395,889.
The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management, which is assisting in the novel coronavirus battle countywide, will receive $3 million and the Fort bend County Facility Renovation and Sanitation Department will receive $5 million.
Another $6.5 million will be set aside for rental assistance to help those individuals impacted financially by COVID-19. The first phase of assistance will be allocated in June-July. Another $6.5 million, known as phase 2, will be allocated in August-September and the third phase, also consisting of $6.5 million, will be sent to qualified renters in October-November.
The county plans to spend $5 million of the federal funds on personal protection equipment —better known as PPE — for county residents.
A total of $15 million will be allocated to hospitals and clinics in Fort Bend County for “uncompensated care” due to the pandemic.
Political subdivisions that incurred expenses due to COVID-19 will share $1 million in the emergency funds.
The Small Business COVID-19 Mitigation Grant Program will receive $22 million and the Food-Nutrition Distribution Program will receive $5 million.
Exactly $2 million has been set aside for the Utility Assistance Program.