CARES CVRF Funds Supporting COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
Earlier this year, the City received approximately $9 million in funding from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CVRF). This will fund efforts to support pandemic response and recovery, with more than two thirds of the funding going to small businesses, nonprofits and local community programs.
Local businesses are receiving support through the Small Business Assistance Program, providing $1.8M of direct relief to businesses and nonprofits that have been affected by COVID-19. Funds are also being used to support businesses through restaurant dine-in outdoor expansion, safe reopening education and de-escalation training.
Approximately 40% of the funds are allotted for human services projects. The City is partnering with local nonprofits and organizations to further the impact of many of these programs. New / expanded programs being implemented include:
Sixteen local nonprofits will receive funding totaling approximately $900,000 to support specific pandemic response projects focused on childcare, food insecurity, housing stability and various vulnerable populations including seniors and residents with a disability.