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Supervisors set to spend more than $157 million in COVID-19 relief throughout the county

Posted at 8:14 AM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 11:14:27-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This coming Tuesday the Kern County Board of Supervisors will discuss plans to spend around $157.1 million in federal aid.

The county received the funds as part of the more than $2 trillion U.S. Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act. The legislation also known as the CARES ACT, provides funding for Americans including municipalities with populations of more than 500,000 people.

Officials said the county intends to spend the funds on a variety of coronavirus relief efforts including $35 million in small business support and $4 million toward food insecurity and the homeless.

The issue is set to be discussed during the 2 p.m. session this upcoming Tuesday. The meeting is not open to the public but it can be streamed on Youtube or kgov t.v.