Federal funding is helping Dubuque recoup some of the money it already spent on COVID-19 relief in the city. After Congress approved the multi-trillion-dollar CARES Act earlier this year, roughly $650,000 of that funding went to Dubuque. The city was already using its own programs to help low-to-moderate income people impacted by the virus. On Monday night, the City Council voted to amend its fiscal budget for 2020 to put some of that CARES Act money back into those city programs. Alexis Steger, housing and community development director for the city, says now those programs, where money was borrowed from, can serve their original purposes. In addition to the COVID-19 specific funding, Steger says the money used for programming will also help with COVID-19 relief. This money will be used for things like internet access, temporary shelters, and drive-thru testing. In other council business, they gave unanimous consent to a retention resolution that states the council believes it is in the best interest of the City of Dubuque that Mike Van Milligen continue as the City Manager.