Riverside County receives $2.3 million for COVID-19 containment efforts

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed the Emergency Management Department to accept a $1.8 million federal grant to cover some costs tied to coronavirus mitigation and a $504,000 agreement to support transient housing programs In a 5-0 vote, April 7, the supervisors approved the $1.8 million allocation which will be disbursed by the California Department of Public Health. The allocation is among the grant awards made available under the Coronavirus Preparedness Response Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law by President Donald Trump, March 6. This one-time funding is intended to reimburse the county for the COVID-19 crisis response for the period March 5, 2020, through March 15, 2021, according to the Executive Office. In the same meeting, the supervisors si
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