From the funding, about $1.8 million has been set aside for direct assistance to local residents who need of support related to childcare, food, rent, utilities and adult education expenses. Funds were also set aside to support daycare providers.
These programs will be managed in partnership with ECKAN; and applications can be submitted here.
As part of the funding, income guidelines have been broadened to include families who are within 200% of poverty level. Eligibility must be verified by ECKAN. Generally speaking, that guideline includes families who fall within the categories listed below.