The Tioga County Commissioners have announced the grant application period is open for the Tioga County COVID-19 Relief Block Grant funds, effective August 3rd – August 17th.
The intent of the grants is to assist qualifying businesses, organizations, and municipalities with financial relief for business disruptions and expenses incurred due to COVID-19.
Funding Available Through the CARES Act and Act 24 of 2020
The CARES Act was signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020, and provides funding for a variety of programs intended to alleviate the impact of COVID-19. Section 5001 of the CARES Act establishes the Coronavirus Relief Fund which offsets the necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Act 24 of 2020 was signed by Governor Wolf on May 29, 2020. This legislation provides $625 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief funding by means of block grants for counties in the commonwealth through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).