West Lake Hills passes resolution for coronavirus grant to buy personal protective equipment

West Lake Hills City Council passed a resolution May 13 seeking a grant related to COVID-19 expenses. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
West Lake Hills City Council passed a resolution May 13 seeking a grant related to COVID-19 expenses. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

West Lake Hills City Council passed a resolution May 13 seeking a grant related to COVID-19 expenses. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

West Lake Hills City Council met virtually May 13 and unanimously passed a resolution to apply for state grant funding for COVID-19-related expenses.

The Texas Governor’s Office Public Safety Office has allocated up to $38 million in federal funds for local governments preparing for and responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The city of West Lake Hills is applying for approximately $2,000 through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant Program, according to Police Chief Scott Gerdes.


The funds, which were primarily used within the police department, would reimburse the city for purchases of hand sanitizer, disinfectant, face masks and other personal protective equipment.

Gerdes said the total cost is somewhere in the $2,000 range, and the exact number will be finalized shortly.



Mayor Linda Anthony noted that the city will not be required to repay all of the funds allocated through this program.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.