In top news this week, the Kansas City, Missouri, Council passed two groundbreaking ordinances Thursday that give city leaders more influence over how the state-controlled Kansas City Police Department spends taxpayer funds. While the Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police called the legislation "reckless," others lauded the council's move. It remains to be seen, however, how Jefferson City will respond.
And starting May 10, eligible state, territorial, metropolitan city, county and tribal governments began requesting Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the Treasury Submission Portal. Sarah Wilson of GovGrantsHelp provides an overview of newly released guidance and how first responders can participate in the funding.