About Restart Tuscaloosa
Restart Tuscaloosa is an Elevate Tuscaloosa initiative to invest $15 million in public safety, neighborhoods, small businesses, experiences and local agencies. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the economy on an international scale, and every local municipality in the U.S. will feel this impact for years to come. Restart Tuscaloosa will work as a catalyst to jumpstart Tuscaloosa’s economy by setting a strong foundation for Tuscaloosa businesses and residents in the wake of this international pandemic.
September 15, 2020 - The City Council approved the Lounge Assistance Program, offering additional funding of up to $400,000 to assist lounge establishments impacted by COVID-19.
May 19, 2020 – The City Council voted to approve the funding mechanism for Restart Tuscaloosa, making the plan fully approved.
May 12, 2020 – The City Council voted to approve the resolution in support of the Restart Tuscaloosa plan. The funding mechanism for the plan was tabled and will be voted on during the May 19 Council meeting.
April 28, 2020 – Mayor Walt Maddox presented the Restart Tuscaloosa plan to the City Council during the 4 p.m. work session. The council will hold work sessions on May 4, 5, and 11 to discuss the plan, and will vote on the plan during the City Council meeting on May 12.