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.