Earlier this year, the City of Foley was awarded $987,000 in Care Act Funds, a fund created to help municipalities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The monies must go towards COVID-19 related purchases or purchases that will assist municipalities navigate through the crisis. All money must be spent by Dec. 31.

Foley has already spent approximately $220,000 from the fund. Money has gone towards items such as hand sanitizer, face masks, and cleaning items to be utilized by all city facilities, with the largest portion being put towards the purchase and installation of UV lighting and ionization systems in HVAC systems within city owned properties. Foley Sports Tourism has requested an additional $10,000 go towards a promotional video highlighting steps taken to ensure the safety and health of event goers and participants. Read more at gulfcoastnewstoday.com.