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Kern County Board of Supervisors meets to approve contracts for Cares Act funding

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 21:57:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Tuesday, the Kern County Board of Supervisors met to approve contracts for Cares Act funding.

Roughly $1.3 million was designated to Kern County at the onset of the pandemic for an emergency response to homelessness.

Local organizations brought forward contracts and proposals for how some of that money should be spent.

Per the contract with Bethany Services Incorporated, the majority of this money was used for rapid rehousing projects and emergency shelters.

The motion to approve these contracts was passed unanimously on Tuesday.

Supervisor Couch was not at the meeting.