McHenry is overseeing the grant program, which will use more than half of the city’s $4.1 million allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. DeKalb County shared roughly a fourth of its $125 million of federal CARES Act funds with its 12 cities.
In addition to the grant program, Tucker has budgeted roughly $900,000 to go to NETWorks Cooperative Ministries for housing, food and financial assistance, $500,000 for a distance leaning program for children and $156,000 for personal protective equipment purchases. The city’s remaining $274,000 of funds is currently unallocated but must be spent by Dec. 10. Any unspent funds will go back to the county.
The city is partnering with Local Initiatives Support Corp. to coordinate the grant applications. More information on the program is available at www.tuckerga.gov/CARESAct. To apply, call 404-689-4034 or email email@example.com.
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