After reading our Covid Funding Guide, you decided to take the leap and request money to buy a Sports-O-Zone sanitizing system. Your request letter is typed, you can practically smell your freshly-deodorized locker room, and you can’t wait until your days of hand-sanitizing athletic gear are over. But wait, who do you send the request to? We’re here to answer that very question.
Thankfully, most school districts are run by the county or city government, most of which are eligible for direct funding from the Treasury Department. If your school system’s jurisdiction falls under the jurisdiction of these cities or these counties, they are eligible to directly request the funds from the treasury department.
You do not need to use the Treasury Portal personally. Most jurisdictions have already requested and been awarded at least one tranche of their allocated funds. With the money sitting in your jurisdiction’s account, it’s ready to be requested by your school.
To request the funds, you need to find out who holds the purse strings in either your city or county. Typically, county finances are managed by a county executive’s office or the county commissioner’s office. However, in some cases, an office has been set up with the specific purpose of handling Covid recovery. In a metropolitan area, the mayor’s office may handle it directly, or delegate the responsibility to the city’s COO or CFO.
Here’s where to start:
County executive’s office
County commissioner’s office
Covid recovery office
City COO’s office
City CFO’s office
No matter where you live, the typical place to reach out is the office that handles your jurisdiction’s finances. Find their website, and either call or email the office to open a line of communication about Covid funding. They will be able to provide you with any necessary paperwork or steps to request funding and bring you one step closer to your goal.
While we can’t exactly cover every city or county in the country, here are some specific examples of the office to contact in different regions of the country. This may help you determine who to reach out to in your own area.
Jefferson County, Alabama: County Commission Finance Chair
Winston-Salem, North Carolina: City Council
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: Recovery Office
Somerset County, New Jersey: Board of County Commissioners
El Paso, Texas: Chief Financial Officer under the City Manager
Yavapai County, Arizona: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Sonoma County, California: County Administrator’s Office
Lyon County, Nevada: Board of Commissioners
When the city or county executive’s office asks how you plan to use the funds, you can send them our sample request letter that explains how Sports-O-Zone products fall under eligible use of CSLFRF funds. They need to make sure that the money is being used appropriately, and this letter will provide them with complete assurance that it is.
From there, your county or city will process the request, and once approved, you’re finally ready to use Sports-O-Zone to sanitize your athletic gear in one simple step!
“Houston’s heat and humidity is a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and odor on our tactical equipment. Our SWAT teams have found the Decon Zone Sanitizing System to be the ideal weapon in keeping our officers safe from rashes, skin infections, and it has prolonged the life of our equipment. One of the best benefits is putting on fresh smelling equipment. The Decon Zone is a must in our equipment sanitation protocol.”
- T. Dupuy, Houston SWAT Team
- T. Moore, FireDex