CARES Act Funding
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was written to address COVID-19 impacts on four different groups in our communities: families, small businesses, industries, and state/local governments. The State of California received an allocation of $15.32 billion in CARES funds for state and local governments, and Shasta County’s allocation was $18,153,328. Here is the resolution and spending plan.
This is how the money has been spent:
CARES Act projects:
$4,000,000 - The Shasta County and Redding Chamber of Commerce Business Relief Grant Program is designed to help eligible businesses and non-profits located in Shasta County with business grants of up to $10,000.
$120,000 - Pathways to Hope for Children has a new resource for parents during this challenging time. Get support, resources and parenting tips by calling (530) 710-8609.
$330,000 - Northern Valley Catholic Social Service is providing emotional support and financial assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by COVID-19. For more information about The Shasta CARES Program, read their News Release here.
$234,000 dispersed - Dignity Health’s “Connected Living”. The CARES Act Funding will help support several programs through Dignity Health Connected Living that have been impacted by COVID-19. These services and programs include Meals on Wheels, Power to Seniors, information and assistance and the community food.
$144,129 - Hill Country Health and Wellness Center - To train more facilitators in mind-body stress reduction techniques to assist Shasta County residents in reducing anxiety and stress. In-person and virtual workshops will also be held for health care and education professionals and the public.
$132,693 - One Safe Place. Shasta County's provider of shelter and one-stop services for domestic violence victims. To aid in increased operational expenses due to COVID-19.
$142,500 - YMCA - Operational costs related to keeping YMCA facilities open for care; safe staffing ratios of 14 children to one staff to comply with social distancing recommendations; and additional cleaning supplies needed for COVID-19 protocols.
$110,000 - Shasta County Office of Education - reimbursement for costs to purchase physical barriers/partitions for SCOE facilities and Shasta County schools, main offices and cafeterias.