EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Today, the Las Cruces City Council approved $1,072,500 in emergency assistance to help with the impact caused by COVID-19.
Mayor Ken Miyagishima said today’s emergency assistance is an initial response to the COVID-19 situation locally and additional funding could follow.
According to a release, the money comes from the City’s Telshor Fund, which is money the City receives through various agencies and/or organizations.
- Families & Youth, Inc.: $200,000 for Mayors Meals/My Friends Place/El Crucero
- Las Cruces Public Schools: $150,000 for Las Cruces internet & virtual learning access.
- La Casa: $74,500 for housing & emergency shelter operations & supplies.
- La Pinon: $74,500 for SANE Program (medical & operating supplies, expanded staff hours.)
- Casa De Peregrinos: $74,500 for operating supplies (food/staff.)
- MVCH: $74,500 for rapid rehousing/homeless prevention.
- CAA: $74,500 for Thriving Families-COVID community assistance program.
- CSFP Loaves & Fishes: $2,500 for food boxes for the elderly.
City of Las Cruces
- Utilities: $125,000 to increase utility assistance fund.
- Quality of Life: $100,000 for the essential supply fund.
- Various: $75,000 for drivers for COVID-19 tests & meal delivery.
- Various: $40,000 for PPE for City staff (person-to-person contact.)
- Economic Development: $7,500 for economic crisis flash assessment.