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Charlottesville City Council distributes $410,000 of CARES funds

After some discussion about each proposal, councilors approved the proposed funding allotments as presented.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2020 at 11:28 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Council voted on how to distribute more than $400,000 worth of CARES funds.

After some discussion about each proposal, councilors approved the proposed plan as presented.

A black community wellness center, most likely coordinated by Sentara Martha Jefferson, will get $200,000.

$110,000 will go to continue an emergency food program for people who live in public housing.

$80,000 will help pay past due rent for everyone living in public housing.

The Conscious Capitalist Foundation will create a mentoring program to help students with virtual learning with $20,000 of CARES funds.

This round of funding will come from a contingency reserve of $625,000. The funding must be used before December 30.

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