Webinar - COVID-19 Recovery Funds & Emergency Response Districts – Accessing Aid for Special Districts

In this webinar, the National Special Districts Coalition and the National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials will present on key programs available to fire protection and emergency services districts for COVID-19 relief, and how fire protection and emergency services districts should advocate for access to State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Attendees will learn the details of the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds and the pending interim rule from the U.S. Department of Treasury on the $350 billion State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Counties and cities have guaranteed access to these funds while fire protection and emergency services districts must request the funding from their states, counties, or cities.

Cole Karr

Cole Karr is the National Special Districts Coalition’s Federal Advocacy Coordinator, working to develop a national grassroots and federal legislative coalition to advance special districts’ representation in Washington, DC. Cole has been working with special districts since January 2019, when he started as a regional public affairs coordinator for the California Special Districts Association in the Central Valley. Prior, Cole spent six years working for member of the U.S. House of Representatives (from Bakersfield to Southwest Missouri to Washington, DC), and served one year as a legislative assistance in the Missouri State House.

Monte Olsen

Monte Olsen is the Executive Director for the National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials and is also an honorary life member and a past President of the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts.  Monte has been involved with several Missouri fire protection districts as a director, special master and receiver, and district manager.

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