The California Department of Finance (DOF) has notified the Legislature on how nearly $1.8 billion from California’s share of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund will be allocated to counties and cities.
The letter from DOF includes allocations for each city and county in California. The funds will be remitted in phases, with the first allocations each consisting of one-sixth of the total amounts available to each entity. The letter states that first installments will be in August and September, and the third will be sent in October of this year.
Funds will go to cities and counties for homelessness, public health, public safety, and other services to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Section 11.90 of the 2020 Budget Act provides for the expenditure of $9,525,564,744 in federal funds allocated from the Coronavirus Relief Fund in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support the state’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Of these funds, $1,289,065,000 is to be allocated to counties, and $500,000,000 is to be allocated to cities.
Escalon, according to the figures released, is due a total of $92,332 as its share, with the initial allocation in August scheduled to be $15,389.
Receipt of funding is contingent on adherence to federal guidance, the state’s stay-at-home and other health requirements as directed in executive orders, statutes, and all State Department of Public Health orders, directives, and guidance issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be remitted in phases, with the first allocations each consisting of one-sixth of the total amounts available to each entity. Those allocations will be remitted by approximately Aug. 1, 2020, Sept. 1, 2020, and the remainder will be allocated in October 2020.
As a whole, San Joaquin County is expected to receive a total of $17,803,165 with the initial allocations in August and September expected to be $2,967,194.