CDBG-CV: Coronavirus Response Funding
The City of Billings was awarded Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding (CDBG-CV) to support coronavirus response for low-income individuals and families in Billings. The City is required to coordinate with state and local health authorities before undertaking any activity to support state or local pandemic response.
CDBG-CV Activities must:
- Exclusively prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (i.e., SARS-CoV-2 or another coronavirus with pandemic potential).
- Primarily benefit low-income individuals and families in Billings. Extensive documentation relative to the impact of pandemic response activities for low-income beneficiaries, including complete demographics, is required.
- Avoid duplication of other local, state, or federal service or support to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.
- Fast-Track Public Service Projects
- Chinook Horses ($15,000) - Mental health equestrian therapy for low-income residents of Billings impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Head Start Explorers Academy ($15,000) - Information technology software and support to facilitate distance learning for children in Billings impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Education Foundation ($12,000) - Childhood literacy programming and backpack meals for children in Billings impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Gratitude in Action ($10,000) - Housing subsistence payments for low-income individuals impacted by the pandemic to live in a sober living home and to provide Wi-Fi access to facilitate employment services for low-income families impacted by the pandemic.
- Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley ($15,000) - Emergency diaper assistance for families experiencing homelessness and impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Alternatives ($15,000) - Improved access to mental health services through information technology development for low-income residents of Billings impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Public facility and Public Service Awards