As part of the COVID-19 Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to state, local, and tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Funds are intended to provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for American industries, which have been impacted by COVID-19.
CARES Act funds received by Weber County, nearly 45 million, have been used to aid local small businesses, schools, hospitals, and other entities. 5.7 million was given to approximately 69 non-profit organizations in the county, who, without the CARES Act funding, may have been unable to continue to serve the community or even close their doors for good. Many non-profit organizations have seen a significant decline in state funding, while the needs of the communities they serve have increased dramatically. Allocating these funds was imperative to help our community best serve its residents.