The Flagstaff City Council met via video call for a work session Tuesday evening to discuss various items including federal COVID-19 aid. A business retention and expansion incentive was presented, which would award local businesses with funds on a first-come-first-served basis, with an annual cap of $30,000. Eligible businesses include entrepreneurial companies, small business, health care, clean energy and education, among others listed in the presentation. Council discussed the allocation of approximately one million dollars the city will be awarded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The aid will address homelessness, improve infrastructure, develop jobs and support education. Flagstaff Shelter Services requested $100,000 for their Housing as Health Care Program. Threaded Together and Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona were among the other applicants. Personal protective equipment and testing are included in this aid. Council will vote on the matter and submit an action plan next Tuesday.
Written by KAFF News’ Scout Erhler