June 23

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Existing revenues and expenses for special districts agencies across the country have been significantly impacted due to the spread of COVID-19. In response to this unprecedented situation, the federal government has made available many new funding mechanisms, including the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES Act). Join us for this fast-paced summit as we unpack the fiscal impact of COVID-19 and identify available funding resources.

Specifically, you’ll learn:
• CARES Act funding broken down by major special district verticals including utility districts, housing authorities, transportation districts, and much more.
• How to apply for CARES Act funding and the need-to-know deadlines.


Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Vice President of Research, e.Republic

Joe Morris is vice president of Research and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.

Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer for e.Republic. As the finance director and later CIO for Manor, TX, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. A member of Code for America’s original steering committee, Haisler pioneered government use of commercial technologies not before used in the public sector – including Quick-Response (QR) barcodes, crowdsourcing and gamification. In 2010 Haisler launched Manor Labs, a website that let residents submit their own ideas and vote other peoples’ ideas up or down. The most popular suggestions went to city officials for review and possible implementation. Haisler looked to the private sector to help broaden the adoption of these and other civic innovations, joining California-based Spigit as director of government innovation.