City of Pflugerville seeks $22,000 for protective equipment from coronavirus emergency program

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As cities experience heightened needs for personal protective equipment, or PPE, and sanitation supplies, the city of Pflugerville will apply for Gov. Greg Abbott's coronavirus emergency supplemental funding program.

Pflugerville City Council unanimously voted May 12 to allow City Manager Sereniah Breland to apply for funding. If awarded, the city will receive $22,000 for the purchasing of PPE and pandemic safety supplies. The resolution was approved on consent, meaning no discussion was held on the agenda item prior to council's vote.


The funds would be distributed to the Pflugerville Police Department, where there is a need for "sterilization equipment and consumable supplies," per city documents. Materials purchased would include sanitation equipment, face masks, N95 masks, thermometers, safety glasses and gloves, per city documents. The intent is to provide "proper safety equipment" to law-enforcement officers, who are often in contact with the public, the documents state.

A funding grant match is not required on the city's part. Funding would come from the office of the governor and not the city of Pflugerville.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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