Federal Funds Transparency

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has had unexpected, major financial implications on communities around the country, including the City of Boise. The federal government is providing funding to help offset financial impacts of the pandemic so that cities can recover and thrive.

Learn more about COVID-19 federal funding allocated to the City of Boise

A working group was established at the City of Boise to:

  • Develop a coordinated strategy around applying for federal and state reimbursement opportunities.
  • Ensure a robust monitoring process with heightened auditing and compliance procedures for COVID-19 related funding and expenditures.

Most of the funding opportunities for local governments comes from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020, (CARES).

  • The State of Idaho’s total allocation is $1.25 billion
  • A portion of the State’s allocation will go to local governments to cover:
    • Un-budgeted COVID-19 necessary expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 – December 30, 2020
    • Revenue losses are not eligible
    • To view how the State of Idaho is allocating funds, visit: www.rebound.idaho.gov


Funds Received

Below is a list of funding the City of Boise has received to-date, and information on how we plan to use the funds.

Funding SourceAllocation to the City of BoiseHow it will be used
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) + Housing and Urban Development (HUD)$840,000Funds will be passed to local non-profits
Airport / Department of Transportation$18.9MHelp cover airport operating costs
Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)State of Idaho will receive $1.25 billionThe City of Boise will submit reimbursement requests to offset costs due to COVID-19, such as rent forgiveness in city-owned housing

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