RESPONSE NEEDED: GMA Collects Cities’ Expense Info, Deadline May 8
In late March, the CARES Act (HR748) was signed to provide $2 trillion in relief for individuals, small businesses, hospitals and state and local governments over 500,000 in population. Through the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund, the state of Georgia received a total of just over $4 billion which will go to the state, four counties (Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett) and the city of Atlanta. While local governments under 500,000 will not receive direct CARES Act funding, Gov. Kemp is considering a joint request from ACCG and GMA to share in the state’s allocation of CARES Act funds to reimburse local governments for eligible COVID-19-related expenses.
As the state considers this request, GMA is calling on our member cities for your help to obtain an estimate of actual expenses cities have incurred to date, and whether any cities are estimating potential future COVID-19-related expenditures through December 31, 2020.
Please complete the GMA COVID-19 Expenses survey ASAP. The survey deadline is this Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Contact Becky Taylor at 404-402-6110 or Holger Loewendorf at 678-686-6246 for more information.