The immense and wide‐ranging effect of the COVID‐19 pandemic is certainly unprecedented and has pushed us, as service providers, to be creative and efficient in meeting the needs of all those who depend on us. The emotional and financial strain is something that is becoming our new normal.
Since early this year, the financial team at the City of Tuscaloosa has been closely monitoring the economic and financial impact that the loss of revenues, as well as the direct costs associated with our COVID‐19 response, will have on our FY 2020 and FY 2021 budgets. In addition to reductions in FY 2020, the City is preparing for budget cuts totaling $15 million in our general fund for FY 2021. We continue to update our projections as new information becomes available.
Last month, we asked all City departments to reduce their proposed FY 2021 budgets by 38%, excluding certain public safety services, to cover the anticipated shortfall. Therefore, we ask that you begin your preparations for a comparable reduction in your FY 2021 agency fund application.
The application for funding will be available on by Monday, June 8, 2020. Please submit your application and all other required supporting documentation to email@example.com no later than Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5 p.m. All exhibits must be submitted in alphabetical order and as outlined in the instructions.