In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the City of Irving received $13,233,100 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from Dallas County to provide economic relief during the pandemic. From June 2020 to December 2021, CARES Act emergency assistance funding helped pay for health and safety supplies, telework technology, eligible public safety payroll, sanitizing equipment, economic assistance programs and more.
CATEGORIES FOR SPENDING INCLUDED
- health and safety,
- economic assistance initiatives
- other general COVID-related expenses
A total of $4,904,100 went back into the community for economic assistance, including $1 million to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving to cover payroll costs for contract labor necessitated by COVID-19. The city provided $2,509,920 to small businesses, which helped 87 small businesses retain 539 employees. Irving households received a total of $1,011,856 for housing, mortgage and utility assistance for 667 residents. Childcare centers, 76% of which were minority-or women-owned companies, received a total of $250,000 to help keep 50 operations up and running. Parents or guardians of children received a total of $132,324 to assist with childcare payments. In the end, the City of Irving was able to help 137 businesses, 259 households, and 105 children received quality childcare.