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COVID-19 Operational Changes

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COVID-19 Operational Changes

This is a fluid situation, and therefore the availability of some services and access to facilities are subject to change.

Tarrant County NGO COVID-19 Assistance Program

Applications accepted between 10:00 a.m. July 8 through 11:59 p.m. July 21, 2020
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TARRANT COUNTY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGO) COVID-19 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court allocated $20 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist non-governmental, 501c3 organizations in the provision of services to individuals directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will consider reimbursement of expenses, incurred or anticipated, that are necessary to provide services to aid individuals affected by COVID-19. Documentation will be required to substantiate a direct relationship between the proposed expenses and COVID-19.

The application period will open Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. and close Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Please take this time to read over the requirements and guidance related to the NGO Assistance Program at the above.

General Program Information

As mentioned above, the Tarrant County Commissioners Court allocated $20M in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist non-governmental, 501(c)3 organizations in the provision of services to individuals directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARE 4 Tarrant NGO Assistance Program seeks to fund the expansion of social services that provide immediate direct services and assistance to Tarrant County residents who have been most impacted by COVID-19.

This program will consider reimbursement of expenses, incurred or anticipated, that are necessary to provide services to aid individuals affected by COVID-19. Documentation will be required to substantiate a direct relationship between the proposed expenses and COVID-19.

Program Timeline

  • Promotion Period – Wednesday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Application Period – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8 - 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  • Review Period – Wednesday, July 22 - Friday, August 7, 2020

Eligible Applicants

  • Hold a current 501(c)3 organizational designation
  • Have experience administering direct assistance to clients within Tarrant County in one or more of the areas described in the “Target Areas” section
  • Have the capacity to reconcile, monitor and report use of federal funds
  • Capacity to track and report on number of clients served and demographic information
  • Have been in business since January 1, 2018
  • Will still be in business on December 30, 2020

Target Areas

The CARE 4 Tarrant program prioritizes applications from organizations delivering direct relief assistance in the following areas:

  • Food and/or food distribution
  • Utility assistance
  • Caregiver Services
  • Counseling, educational, or case management services
  • Medical assistance

Target Population

The NGO Assistance Program prioritizes applications from organizations that are delivering direct relief assistance to the following individuals:

  • Residents of Tarrant County – NOTE that applicants that provide services in Fort Worth alongside other areas of the County are encouraged to apply, but expenses related to services provided in Fort Worth are not eligible for reimbursement through Tarrant County’s NGO Program.
  • Need for assistance as a result of COVID-19 (e.g., unemployment or other loss of income due to COVID-19, isolating at home due to high-risk for COVID-19 complications, mental health challenges as a result of COVID-19).
  • Low-Income (may be measured by at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level).
  • Persons of color, LGBTQI+, immigrants, seniors, other historically marginalized communities, and survivors of domestic violence.

Eligible Expenses

Program expenditures must be:

  • Unbudgeted as of March 27, 2020
  • Incurred or planned to be spent between March 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020
  • Directly related to services provided in response to COVID-19

For examples of eligible and ineligible expenses, see Eligible Expenses information.

Reporting Requirements

Organization that receive pre-approval for future expenses must provide a monthly report of activities. Specific reporting requirements will be determined by agreement with the County after applicants have been approved. Applicants can expect to report on the following:

  • Expenditures, including but not limited to support documents such as receipts, paid invoices, timesheets, and payroll registers
  • Programmatic reporting to substantiate the provision of services, including but not limited to number of clients served and other outcomes metric
  • Client demographic indicators, including but not limited to geography, race, and income

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Tarrant County Executive Order - June 25, 2020

effective: 6:00 p.m. June 26, 2020 to 6:00 a.m. August 3, 2020
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Tarrant County Declarations & Orders:
https://www.tarrantcounty.com/content/main/en/county/tarrant-county-covid-19-information.html

EXECUTIVE ORDER OF COUNTY JUDGE B. GLEN WHITLEY

ISSUED JUNE 25, 2020


The full Executive Order can be viewed below, is linked above and is available on the Tarrant County website.tarrant county texas logo

Tarrant County has been deemed to be experiencing "substantial community spread". Data and localized COVID-19 cases can be viewed on the Tarrant County Public Health website.

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Response to Employee Testing Positive for COVID-19

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Office of the City Manager

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June 25, 2020

Haltom City has learned that one of our employees tested positive for COVID-19. Below is our response to this situation.

  • City Hall has been closed to citizens and visitors until further notice.
  • The Fire Department, today, will be spraying the appropriate disinfectant throughout the interior of City Hall.
  • All those who came in proximity with this employee will be tested for COVID-19 and will be monitored.
  • All other employees within City Hall or who have visited City Hall in the last week or so have been told they can contact our Human Resources Department and be scheduled for testing if they so desire. We understand there are those who are more at risk or may have someone at home who is more at risk.
  • Once test results are processed and evaluated a decision on the timetable for the re-opening of City Hall will be made.

The infected employee is presently exhibiting only mild symptoms, and we are praying for a quick recovery. Previously, an employee from another department tested positive for COVID-19. Forty co-workers were tested following his positive test, with none coming back positive. We pray for a similar outcome with this situation.

 

Thank you,

Rex Phelps
City Manager - Haltom City

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Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order - Phase II Re-opening

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https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-announces-phase-two-to-open-texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Issued May 18, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.office texas governor abbott

Via Executive Order, the following services and activities may open under Phase II. The effective date is in parenthesis.

  • Child Care Centers (May 18)
  • Massage and Personal-Care Centers (May 18)
  • Youth Clubs (effective May 18)
  • Rodeo and Equestrian Events (May 22)
  • Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcast Racing, and Skating Rinks (May 22)
  • Bars (May 22)
  • Aquariums and Natural Caverns (May 22)
  • Zoos (May 29)
  • Day Youth Camps (May 31)
  • Overnight Youth Camps (May 31)
  • Youth Sports (May 31)
  • Certain professional sports without in-person spectators (May 31)

Additionally, restaurants may expand their occupancy to 50% beginning May 22, 2020. Bars, including wine tasting rooms, craft breweries, and similar businesses, may open at 25% occupancy but like restaurants, these occupancy limits do not apply to outdoor areas that maintain safe distancing among parties.

Opened services and activities under Phase II are subject to certain occupancy limits and health and safety protocols. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit www.gov.texas.gov/opentexas.


The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who appear to have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected person is only mildly ill, the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with pre-existing health conditions that place them at higher risk. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, everyone should rigorously follow the practices specified in these protocols on the following pages, all of which will support a safe and measured reopening of Texas. The virus that causes COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities.

The DSHS minimum recommended health protocols are subject to change based on new and evolving information.

We should continue to observe practices that protect everyone, including those who are most vulnerable. Individuals, employers, employees, and customers are encouraged to review, print out, and follow the MINIMUM health protocols recommended by DSHS in the checklists located in the Governor's Report linked below, in addition to federal and state employment laws and workplace safety standards.

The PDF version of the Texans Helping Texans: The Governor's Report to Open Texas is embedded below.


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5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, Texas 76117
817-222-7700