St. Louis County has received funds from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The County Board has approved a distribution plan for these funds, including $6 million for Small Business Assistance and $6 million for Community/Individual Assistance.
Community Assistance Program funds will be allocated to organizations that serve populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and support people in priority settings.
Individual Assistance provides limited assistance for individuals/families who, due to the impact of COVID-19, are in a crisis situation such as being without, or at risk of losing, housing, utilities, or transportation that would affect gaining/maintaining employment.
Small Business Assistance grants will be awarded in two phases to help businesses with expenses associating with adapting and continuing to operate during the pandemic, such as costs for PPE, cleaning supplies, signage, safety barriers etc.