Birmingham council president plans million-dollar CARES Act funding request for continuing COVID-19 needs

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham City Council President William Parker announced his plan to request $7 million from the $1.8 billion Federal CARES Act funding from the county and state.

In a press release from the Birmingham City Council, the plans for the funding include:

  • Additional supplies like face masks, hand sanitizer, and testing kits for the public
  • On-going testing sites to service residents in all 99 neighborhoods through December
  • Hand-washing stations and other equipment for sanitizing large sporting venues
  • Non-contact temperature assessment devices
  • Community outreach: radio, television, flyers, billboards
  • WiFi access for residents in all 99 neighborhoods for telehealth accessibility

Parker plans to discuss more details about the funding request later in the week.


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