JFF set to receive US $1 million as FIFA Covid relief funding

The cash-strapped Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) looks set to receive US $1 million as part of the world governing body's COVID-19 relief plan.

As reported by Radio Jamaica Sports last month, FIFA will make a total of $1.5 billion available to its 211 member associations from the six confederations to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The plan, given the green light by the bureau of the FIFA Council, was drawn up by FIFA administration in cooperation with confederations, and was approved by the ruling FIFA Council on June 25.

In the first phase of the plan, the operational cost entitlements to member associations were released.

For the second phase, members have been given the ability to transform remaining development project grants into COVID-19 operational relief funds.

Following approval from the bureau of the FICA Council, FIFA will implement a third phase, comprising a universal solidarity grant of $1 million for all members as well as an additional grant of $500,000 for women's football.

An additional $2 million will be offered to each confederation, with all full amounts being made available by January 2021.

Each confederation will also be entitled to $4 million in loans. FIFA has drawn from  its considerable reserves to finance the relief plan.



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