SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County officials provided a COVID-19 and storm preparedness update on Wednesday, including more information about how millions of dollars will be going directly to residents struggling to pay rent and utilities.
Seminole County Chairman Jay Zembower, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Chris Anderson, OneBlood Senior Vice President of Public Relations Susan Forbes and Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris provided updates during the news conference.
Officials provided information about how local small business owners and residents can apply for CARES Act funding.
Seminole County residents who lost their job or saw a reduction in their hours, will be eligible for the money as part of $7 million dollars allocated for Seminole CARES residential grants, which can go toward utility and rent assistance.
The Seminole CARES program also allocates $10 million towards small business support, which will fund the county’s small business grant program.
Of that money, $5,000 grants will be given out to home-based and mobile businesses that have at least one employee other than the owner; $10,000 grants will be awarded to businesses with 2-25 employees; and $15,000 grants will be awarded to businesses with 26 to 50 employees.
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