Organizations and services are getting needed financial support.
Officials recently heard details about how the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding is being used in Prince William County.
Members of the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) received an update from Finance Director Michelle Attreed, according to a release from Prince William County.
The $41 million that was provided to the county is going to support COVID-19 testing, emergency response, homeless services and the community feeding task force.
It has also been used to aid the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP), small businesses, and Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), which is receiving $5 million.
Funding was allocated to towns, and is supporting grants for community partners and economic recovery initiatives, as well.
According to another release from Prince William County, $950,000 was set aside for the The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William that has been distributed to 14 non-profits.
The Alliance, a non-profit that is made up of human services providers, assisted the following organizations:
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice provided Prince William County with $6.7 million, according to Attreed.
It’s supporting community development block and emergency solutions grants, housing, and costs associated with Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers.
Money for Prince William County Judicial Center equipment, such as temperature scanners and x-ray machines, was received from the Department of Justice.
Small business economic response, housing and financial counseling services are being supported by $1.5 million from the county’s Economic Development Opportunity Fund Reserve, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Prince William County is expected to receive an additional $41 million through the CARES Act this month.
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