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Ventura County Launching New Round Of COVID-19 Emergency Assistance For Businesses, Farmworker Families


$30 million dollars in new grants planned

Thousands of South Coast businesses hard hit by COVID-19 could soon be getting more financial aid. Ventura County is planning a third round of grants.

Ventura County has already done two rounds of emergency grants to small businesses, giving out $30 million. With many businesses still struggling, the county is now planning a third round of $5000 grants, totaling $30 million.

County officials say the emphasis is on helping small businesses, especially ones owned by minorities and women. The county will use $19 million in federal relief funds, and $11 million in county general funds to pay for the grants.

The county will also do a new round of farmworker assistance grants, giving struggling low income families $1,000 grants.

Ventura County Supervisors approved the proposal Tuesday. The county is working on a timeline now for the new grant process.