The Juneau Meeting made adjustments to two local relief programs obtainable to companies and other people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, individuals who utilized for particular person CARES Act funded grants can’t get them in the event that they’ve already gotten housing help grants from town. The Meeting held a particular assembly Thursday to add the new condition.
Metropolis employees say it seems about half of the individuals who utilized for particular person help additionally utilized for housing aid. They are saying the change permits town to unfold out the $2 million in CARES Act funding put aside for this system.
Catholic Group Service, the non-profit group in control of administering grants for each packages, stopped accepting applications for individual assistance on Monday after getting about 1,800 purposes in lower than per week.
The Meeting additionally approved several changes to town’s excessive hardship enterprise grant program. It relaxes some eligibility necessities and provides a couple of others. Enterprise homeowners should display misplaced income over a interval of the previous yr to obtain a grant.
A number of Meeting members stated they need to add extra money into the person help program by subsequent week. The Meeting has greater than $1 million remaining of the $53 million town acquired as its share of the CARES Act.
As of now, that federal funding expires on the finish of the yr.