Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #47

Manatee CARES - Funding Update; Execution of Amendment 1 to the CARES Act Agreement


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

Action Requested

Authorization for the Chairperson to execute Amendment 1 to the CARES Act Agreement.

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.

A review of the Manatee CARES funding results for businesses, individuals and nonprofits, based on programs and allocations approved by the Board of County Commissioners on June 23, 2020, will be provided.

Counties must provide documentation on how funds were expended from the first round of funding and provide a spending plan for the additional funds sought from the CRF.

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: karen.stewart@mymanatee.org.

Please send two executed originals of Amendment 1 to Karen Stewart, County Administrator's Office, for forwarding to the State for execution.

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CARES Act Funding Manatee County.final.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County Government -CARES Act Amendment No.1- Y2264.pdf
Attachment:  CARES Act BCC Update 09.29.20.pdf