Jacksonville Metropolis Council is granting as much as $ 1.5 million in further clearance help

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During a Tuesday night meeting, Jacksonville City Council voted on a proposal to allocate more funding to a rental and evacuation aid program.

Another $ 1.5 million was granted to help even more people that were originally offered. It will be added to the $ 5 million originally offered in the program.

The money must be provided by December 30th. The additional $ 1.5 million is part of the $ 6 million in CARES Act funding that needs to be distributed to help small businesses and urban assets.

The city council said there had been around 4,000 applicants for the CARES Act program since the housing applications opened last Thursday through Monday.

The City of Jacksonville is providing the money for the program. The Jacksonville Bar Association oversees the process of distributing the money.

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