What’s in the $207M Long Beach COVID Recovery Act
The City Council passed the $207 million Long Beach Recovery Act, a coronavirus relief funding measure Tuesday night.
Why it matters:
Mayor Garcia's initial proposal was largely unaltered from his video presentation last week; the only new thing was the additional $12.35 million.
Mayor Garcia on allocating the additional $12.35 million:
The more you know:
The Long Beach Recovery Act consists of $151 million from President Biden's American Rescue Plan Act or ARP, in addition to funding from the recent $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package Gov. Newsom signed last month and funds from L.A County.
Breakdown of the funding:
The Mayor places the million relief package into three segments: Economic Recovery, Healthy, and Safe Communities, and Securing Our City's Future.
$51 million in Economic Recovery:
$13 for COVID testing, contact tracing for businesses and workers
$5M to restaurants, brewers, and bars
$5M to personal services and fitness centers
$4M to non-profits and arts organizations
$3.5M for fee waivers
$2M for business improvement districts
$1.25M for tourism
$8M to Digital + Economic inclusion
$2.5M for economic empowerment zones
$2.5M in Small business development
$2M for digital divide "especially for neighborhoods and communities that have less access to broadband computers and technology."
$1M for Youth workforce development
$5M for cleaning, cleanups, trash, graffiti
$72.8M for Healthy And Safe Community:
$13M for COVID testing and contact tracing
$5M Health equity and outreach programs
$1M mental health programs
$7.4 for food security and basic needs
$2.1 M for early childhood education and childcare
$29M for tenant assistance
$12M for modular temporary shelters, housing options, mobile restrooms, and showers, plus workforce and social enterprise programs.
$4M for violence prevention like the Be safe park program, midnight basketball, re-entry pilot programs, and community development.
$83.2 million for Securing Our City's Future
$48M to replenish the city
$30M for the budget deficit
$5.2 ending furloughs