Escambia County and the City of Pensacola will receive a combined total of $1,325,041 in funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES.
The act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump.
The amount will be given in Community Development Block grant funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD).
The county will receive $872,881 and the City of Pensacola will receive $452,160.
The fund will be used for activities to help prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19, according to Escambia County.
The county adds both local governments are waiting further guidance from HUD regarding when the funding will be available and what activities will be eligible for the funding.
Community input will be solicited on how the funds can be utilized to help facilitate COVID-19 response in Escambia County and the City of Pensacola, the county says.