The CARES Act includes funding for law enforcement coronavirus expenses. Your local government, regardless of size, likely is eligible to apply for these supplemental funds if it received a 2019 grant under the Department of Justice State & Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Get more information on the FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program,
Eligible coronavirus-related expenses include:
- Equipment (law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment).
- Supplies (gloves, masks, sanitizer).
- Travel expenses for resource distribution.
- Addressing medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
Communities eligible for a local direct award should submit their application, including federal SF-424 forms, narrative, and budget, by May 29, 2020.
For information on all coronavirus federal grant opportunities, see the PowerPoint presentation slides from the April 7 ICMA-Sustainable Strategies DC webinar.