Jacksonville City Council Approves $5M More In Stimulus Money

May 27, 2020

There’s more stimulus money headed for people in Jacksonville following a vote by City Council on Tuesday night.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reports City leaders said it will be applied to residents on a waiting list.

The COVID-19 Relief Bill passed with unanimous approval. It appropriates $5 million of the CARES Act.

Councilman Garrett Dennis introduced the bill, saying city leaders have a responsibility to offer assistance. He specifically referred to those who have lost employment or had their hours cut significantly.

The $5 million will be added to the original $40 million stimulus that Jacksonville residents could apply to receive. It allows 5,000 additional households to receive $1,000 from the city.

There’s also more money available for small businesses. The City Council approved $2,000 grants to 4,500 local small businesses. It includes sole proprietors and self-employed workers.

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