Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)

The CRF provides $150 billion in direct payments (based on population) to state, local, and tribal governments impacted by COVID-19. We are using this funding to 1) respond to COVID-19 and keep our residents safe and healthy, 2) support residents, businesses, and nonprofits affected by COVID-19, and 3) redesign City services and facilities to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

Limited Federal Relief

  • Federal funds will provide limited relief for FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21 budgets
  • Will pay for payroll expenses through December 20, 2020 when employee time is dedicated to COVID-19, if activities are substantially different than planned and for public health/safety purposes

CRF Allocations in Public Health & Safety

  • Homeless assistance: $13.5M
  • COVID-19 testing (cost sharing with Dallas County): $23.9M
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): $12.0M
  • Cleaning, disinfection, and sanitation: $8.0M
  • Communication: $3.5M
  • Related payroll expenses: $60.0M

CRF Allocations in Community Resilience & Recovery

  • Rent, mortgage, and utility assistance: $10.0M
  • Bridging the digital divide: $10.0M
  • Small business assistance: $2.0M
  • Food security, child care provider, and social service programs: $2.5M
  • Cultural/recreational facility assistance: $1.0M
  • Health support services: $2.0M
  • Related payroll expenses: $4.2M

CRF Allocation in Service Delivery

  • City facility improvements for COVID 19: $22.0M
  • Contact tracing for individuals in City facilities: $1.0M
  • Technology to support:
    • Employees continuing to serve the public while social distancing: $25.0M
    • Residents doing business with the City online: $5.0M
  • Related payroll expenses: $28.8M