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BUTTE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE $6.1 MILLION FOR LOCAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDING

Tuesday, August 11, 2020/Categories: News and Announcements

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August 11, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE $6.1 MILLION FOR LOCAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDING
Oroville, Ca—At the August 11, 2020 Board of Supervisor’s meeting,  the Butte County Board of Supervisors approved $6.1 million in local business assistance from Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding.
As part of the State's Adopted Budget, $1.3 billion of the $9.5 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds received by the State was allocated to California counties, including $21.4 million to Butte County to reduce the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  From this allocation, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve $5 million for the Butte Business Stabilization Program to award direct assistance grants to small local businesses, and $1.1 million for assistance to community-based organizations financially impacted by COVID-19. The balance of the County’s allocation ($15.3 million) will be used to pay the extraordinary cost of responding to the public health emergency and improve teleworking capabilities across the County to support a remote workforce.
“So many local businesses in our community have been financially impacted by COVID-19 due to interruptions, closures, and changing requirements from the State. These grants are intended to assist those businesses through these difficult times and reduce the financial impacts experienced through loss of business and expenses incurred to comply with State public health orders,” said Steve Lambert, District 4 Supervisor and Chairman of the Board. Chair Lambert stated that the grant awards will benefit as many as 250 local businesses. 
 
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