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COVID-19 Relief Funding To Be Dispersed To States In The Next 60 Days

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The newest stimulus bill passed by Congress last week allocated $350 Billion to state and local governments for coronavirus relief. 


The first round of funds will be dispersed within the next two months. The second portion will be paid out a year from now.


San Francisco will receive $650 million as a joint county and city. Other counties, and cities with over 50,000 residents, will receive funds from the federal government. The city of San Jose will get nearly $225 million. The city of Oakland will get just under $200 million. Most of the big cities in the bay area will get anywhere from $9 to $40 million from the federal government. 


Cities with fewer than 50,000 residents will get their federal funds through county allocations.

Originally from the East Bay, Vivian began working in radio at KZSC in Santa Cruz. After KZSC she hosted a show at New York radio station Radio Free Brooklyn, covering artists and art local to NYC. As a KALW intern, she works on news and stories local the Bay Area. Outside of the radio station, she loves to visit galleries and museums and go on hikes.