Board of County Supervisors Request Extension for CARES Act Spending

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Prince William’s Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) submitted a letter to the County’s Congressional delegation requesting an extension of CARES Act funding. The BOCS believes CARES Act funding has made a difference in our community by addressing several outstanding needs. The Board recognizes the need for essential resources CARES Act funding provides will extend well beyond Dec. 30.

The impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is felt all over the world. Fortunately, in March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and allocated funds to each state. This provided money to localities to provide economic support where it is needed throughout communities.

Prince William County received CARES Act funding that has helped small businesses remain afloat, aided families with paying bills, assisted parents with covering childcare expenses, and provided support to the homeless, as well as covering many other critical resources. CARES Act funds are scheduled to expire on Dec. 30, 2020.

If Congress approves the extension request, the County can continue using CARES Act funds to provide critical support to communities as the pandemic carries into 2021. The Board recognizes the vital lifeline these funds have provided to many in Prince William County and is dedicated to taking care of the needs of residents and business owners.

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