Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Creates $7 Million Fund to Assist Those Impacted by COVID-19


Signs Executive Order to Fund Child and Senior Food Programs, Homeless Preparedness, Small Businesses, and Hourly Wage Earners

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order creating a $7 million emergency fund to provide assistance to those impacted by COVID-19. The resources are designated to fund emergency assistance to food programs for children and seniors, homeless preparedness, support to small businesses, assistance to hourly wage earners and other areas adversely impacted by COVID-19.

“Our communities are in need of help and we are listening,” said Mayor Bottoms. “This is one step to provide relief and we are going to continue to look for opportunities to help those in need as we go through this together.”

The order allows the Chief Financial Officer to allocate up to $7 million by transferring uncommitted general funds to provide emergency assistance. The funds will be allocated as follows:

• $1 million to provide emergency assistance to child food programs

• $1 million to provide emergency assistance to senior food programs

• $1 million to provide emergency assistance to homeless preparedness

• $1.5 million to support small business continuity

• $1 million for the purchase of technology to support the City’s full telework deployment

• $1.5 million to assist hourly wage earners of businesses engaged with the City of Atlanta

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