The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated a third wave of COVID-19 relief aid through the CARES Act, providing over $42 million to the state of Michigan.
This third wave of aid, dispersed across the country, totals $1 billion, and is through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
“Coronavirus has impacted our communities and populations in unprecedented ways, and while some begin to see a decline in reported cases, others continue to fight this invisible enemy aggressively,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “This funding will afford states the ability to respond to the unique circumstances they are facing – from reducing risk of transmission to regaining the sound footing of their economy. This is the third wave of funding the Department has provided to States and insular areas, and we will continue to execute a detailed and swift response until the days of COVID-19 are behind us.”
The money can be used for more than 25 eligible CDBG activities, including public preventative services responding to the coronavirus, small business assistance, emergency housing, food banks, and more.
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