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B-CARES program received over 1,500 applications from local businesses

City of Bakersfield City Hall
Posted at 2:40 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 17:40:47-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The City of Bakersfield said it received 1,502 total applications for B-CARES grants up until the deadline on Friday, Dec. 11, including 441 last week alone.

The city originally set aside $3 million dollars to go towards the B-CARES program. Earlier this month the city announced it was allocated an additional $2 million in federal coronavirus aid relief and economic security funding.

Nearly $2 million dollars in grants have been provided to more than 300 businesses in Bakersfield.

The city launched the B-CARES program on Sept. 21, making $3 million in city Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds available to local businesses in need.