At the July 27 Village Board Meeting, an intergovernmental agreement with DuPage County was approved, earmarking approximately $1.5 million of federal funding to the Village of Glen Ellyn for COVID-19 relief, from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
DuPage County received more than $161 million in federal funds through the CARES Act. The Local Government Municipal COVID-19 Reimbursement Program allows these federal funds to be used by DuPage cities, towns, and villages for pandemic related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. These expenses include sanitizing village hall, public buildings, or emergency vehicles; technology costs related to working from home and social distancing requirements; increased costs of police and fire response; purchase of personal protection equipment; efforts to support businesses; among other costs.
The County allocation of CARES Act, under this agreement, is based on a per capita reimbursement of $51.84 for each local resident. Based upon the 2019 Census population estimate of 27,714, the Village of Glen Ellyn’s COVID-19 relief funding equates to an anticipated $1,436,69.76 reimbursement under the terms of the proposed agreement. This exceeds the State’s allocation of $41.50 per capita for downstate areas. This funding is not intended to replace lost revenue, as that is not an eligible expense.
This relief funding was made possible through Intergovernmental Agreements and cooperative efforts of DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, member municipalities and DuPage County.
“We are grateful to be able to receive CARES Act funds given the financial impact that COVID-19 has had on the Village,” said Glen Ellyn Village President Diane McGinley. “The collaboration among DuPage County, the neighboring 35 municipalities within the County and the DuPage County Mayors and Managers Conference was instrumental in the development of this intergovernmental agreement. I want to thank District 4 County Board Members Tim Elliott, Mary FitzGerald Ozog, and Grant Eckhoff, as well as Chairman Cronin for their support throughout this process.”
The Village of Glen Ellyn has also identified approximately $1 million in operating budget reductions as well as accessing reserve funds to mitigate the financial impact to the Village for 2020.