Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - October 13, 2020
REVISED - October 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #62

Approval to Submit the Manatee CARES - Phase 2 Spending Plan to the State of Florida Department of Emergency Management


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Stewart, Deputy County Administrator ext. 6832 karen.stewart@mymanatee.org

Action Requested
Approval to submit CARES Act Phase 2 spending plan to the State of Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) to allow for disbursement of $14 Million to Manatee County CARES for approved programs; and to designate the County Administrator to work with FDEM to make adjustments as needed for plan approval.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), CARES Act

Background Discussion

The Coronavirus Relief Fund provides for payments to State and local governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The CARES Act established the $150 Billion Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). Manatee County received an initial distribution of $17 Million through the Florida Department of Emergency Management and executed an agreement for spending the funds by December 30, 2020. The CARES Act requires that the payments from public health emergency with respect to COVID-19:

  1. Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19;
  2. Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 for the State Government; and
  3. Were incurred during the period that began on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.

Counties must submit a report detailing how Phase 1 CARES funds in the amount of $17.5 Million were expended for approved programs in categories including Public Health and Safety, Economic Recovery, Community Health & Wellbeing, and Government and Community Facilities. The proposed Phase 2 spending plan for disbursement of Phase 2 CARES Funds in the amount of $14.5 Million will be provided to the BCC for review. Approval is requested to forward the plan to Florida Department of Emergency Management for approval of Phase 2 spending.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of approved agenda to karen.stewart@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Coronavirus Relief Fund - CARES Act

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CARES Act Phase 1 Update and Phase 2 Plan 10.13.20.pdf
Attachment:  CARES Act Funding Manatee County.final.pdf
Attachment:  CARES Act State Submission report 09.30.20.pdf
Attachment:  CARES Act Funding Manatee CountyPhase2.pdf