County Budget & CARES Act

Supervisor Clint Hickman

This week's board meetings focused on financial matters including how to be responsible with your tax dollars for our annual budget and how to prioritize federal CARES Act monies to best combat COVID-19. Our county budget focuses on what people need right now: investments in their safety, their health, and their economic wellbeing, all within our state mandates, all without raising the tax rate. Because we’ve planned well and taken a conservative fiscal approach during the good times, we have the capacity to respond effectively to this crisis. You can more learn about our budget with the links provided below.  Also, let's stop this Memorial Day weekend to remember and honor the heroes of our military who gave their lives in service.

May you and your loved ones be well.  

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Maricopa County's FY2021 Tentative Budget

Budget meeting

The Board approved a little over a $3 billion budget that keeps the tax rate flat and maintains structural balance.  The budget required a 2% reduction of General and Detention Fund operating budgets resulting in significant savings.  

FY2021 Tentative Budget PowerPoint

Watch FY2021 Tentative Budget Presentation


How CARES Act Money Will Be Spent

Human Services Department

Maricopa County received nearly $400 million in federal funds meant to aid coronavirus relief efforts.  The Board approved a new round of spending of county CARES Act funds and developed a process for departments to submit expenditures for approval under the CARES Act.  The most recent expenditures in this round of spending include plexiglass shields, signage, and technology investments.  Watch the meeting here.

Guidance on Reopening


The Governor’s Office and Arizona Department of Health Services have a page with reopening guidance documents and resources for retailers, restaurants, and other businesses and services allowed to open during the next phase of the Arizona Recovery.


For additional resources, visit Maricopa County Public Health’s business page >

What is My City or Town Doing?

Local cities and towns continue to provide assistance to their residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find service updates, resources for businesses, and other important information for your city or town >

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