Federal $$ Providing Relief To Riverside County

Riverside County is in line to receive nearly 1 million dollars in coronavirus-related humanitarian funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under a long-standing relief program.

FEMA says a total 320 million dollars in Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding will be
distributed nationwide.

Two-thirds of the distribution is part of the CARES Act package approved by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in March. The balance is comprised of previously budgeted money.

Riverside County’s slice of the government disbursal will be 958-thousand-794 dollars.

The funds are for people with non-disaster related emergencies and can be used for a broad range of services … including mass shelter .. mass feeding … food pantries and food banks .. payment of one-
month’s utility bills to prevent loss of services … payment of one month’s rent or mortgage to prevent evictions and foreclosures … and transition assistance from temporary shelters to stable living conditions.

The United Way will administer the relief funds when they’re received.


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