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COVID-19 Relief Guidelines

George Washington from a one dollar bill

The American Rescue Plan act passed in March creates opportunities for special districts, such as ambulance, fire, EMS, and emergency services districts, to receive funds to offset the impact of the international pandemic. Districts need to understand the guidelines that have been issued for distribution of billions of federal dollars for COVID relief.

Cole Karr, Federal Advocacy Coordinator for the National Special Districts Coalition, will share insights in an important one-hour webinar to discuss these important topics:

  • Overview of American Rescue Plan programs for emergency services districts.
  • Deeper dive: State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: How to access funding, eligible uses, regulatory outlook, and a touch on how ARP fiscal recovery funds differ from FEMA Public Assistance programs. 
  • Review recently guidelines issues for distribution of COVID-
  • Best practices to demonstrate COVID-related fiscal needs.

Registration is only $20 for a member of the National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials (NAEFO) or the Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts (SAFE-D); $45 for nonmembers.

Click here for a recodring of the webinar, here for Cole's presentation, and here for additional information provided during the webinar.

SAFE-D has requested that Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government certify this training for one (1) hour of Texas ESD Commissioner Training Credit. Attendees who wish to apply for credit must purchase a Certificate, available for an additional $5 fee.

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