Scottsdale in dark on federal virus relief aid

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress

The $2-trillion CARES Act emergency package included an estimated $2.8 billion in relief funding for Arizona and its local governments, but it is still unclear how much of those funds will make their way to Scottsdale and other mid-size cities throughout the state.

According to the Arizona Legislature’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the state will receive at least $1.55 billion from that $2.8-billion pot with the remaining $1.3 billion allocated towards local governments, including cities and counties.

But the CARES Act only spells out how a state’s largest cities with populations of 500,000 or more qualify for the relief – leaving cities like Scottsdale with an unclear picture of what type of aid they will receive.

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