Armstrong County Commissioners announce $1M-plus in CARES Act funding
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The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners are happy to announce CARES Act Grant Funding awarded to businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the county.
This grant was made possible through the Federal CARES Act and Pennsylvania Act 24 of 2020. This legislation provided $625 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding by means of block grants for Counties in the Commonwealth through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). “The Board of Commissioners is very pleased to offer these grant opportunities for Armstrong County small businesses and non-profit organizations. We are aware of the impact COVID-19 has placed on these organizations, and sincerely hope these awarded grants will make a difference” said Commissioner Don Myers, Chairman.
The Deadline to apply for the Armstrong County CARES Act Grant was August 15, 2020. “Our goal was to get 2 million dollars in aid into the community, aid that will benefit our local businesses and non-profits that were negatively impacted by COVID-19” said Commissioner Pat Fabian. As of October 7, 2020, the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners has awarded $1,553,075 to businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the county and has processed 152 Applications for grants, with a handful still pending processing. “I am very thankful and grateful that we had an opportunity to help the people of Armstrong County” said Commissioner Jason Renshaw.
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