Supporting our Community through the COVID-19 Pandemic
In spring 2020, the City of Coquitlam launched the COVID-19 Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP) to foster community resilience and recovery by providing direct relief to residents, businesses, not-for-profit groups and other organizations.
The CSRP was developed as an umbrella plan that enables the City to provide support at the local level, and in tandem with supports being provided by other levels of government. The plan also recognizes that not all community members who need help or provide value are property owners. The multi-phased framework is designed to support all sectors of the community with projects and initiatives within the jurisdiction of local government.
Coquitlam Council allocated an initial $5-million from reserve funds to launch the plan, and additional funding is possible based on emerging needs and opportunities.
To promote economic recovery, the City is also seeking federal and provincial stimulus funding for City capital projects to provide jobs and promote economic recovery.