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Milwaukee Common Council approves CARES Act funding directive

Posted at 9:08 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 22:08:22-05

WISCONSIN — On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council voted to adopt legislation that directs where the remaining CARES Act funding will go.

Under this new legislation, the remaining funding would go towards a small business start-up fund, education assistance to parents of K-12 students, and help to provide Internet access and tablets to senior citizens.

The small business start-up funds that Alderwoman Chantia Lewis proposed would assist small businesses with purchasing PPE.

The other CARES Act funds would then be given to parents and guardians who are working to ensure their student is attending school and getting an education, while having the technology to do so.

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis proposed the legislation and said, “I thank my colleagues for their support, as passing this resolution to utilize some of the city’s remaining CARES Act funding to assist Milwaukee residents will be immensely helpful as it will relieve some of the pressure and pain that COVID-19 has inflicted on our city and our nation.”

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