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.
Read the staff reports:
A range of supports has already rolled out (see tabs below) with more planned into 2021. View this framework (PDF) for an overview of supports being considered through the program.
Because the CSRP is intended to be flexible and responsive to new challenges and opportunities, programs may change or be added in the months ahead.
Watch this page for updates and new initiatives.
New and ongoing CSRP initiatives include:
CSRP initiatives that took place in spring and summer 2020 included:
Check here for future initiatives in late 2020 and 2021, including:
To maximize the City’s investment and help those most in need, evaluation criteria has been developed to ensure proposed expenditures: