The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has authorized more than $2 trillion to counter the impact of COVID-19 and its effects on individuals, families, governments and businesses.
On July 1, 2020, Nassau County received the first part of its CARES allocation - $3,866,095. It is also eligible for another $11,598,285 on a reimbursement basis.
The Board of County Commissioners has allocated its CARES funding in order to best respond to the needs of Nassau County residents while complying with the CARES Act Requirements. The breakdown of services is as follows:
Economic Support & Recovery - $3,406,293
Small Business Assistance
Funds can only be used for expenses not covered by other resources
Business must have 9 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
2019 revenues of less than $1.0 million
The business owner must be a Nassau County resident
Maximum award per business is $5,000
Safe at Work
Funds can be used for unanticipated and unfunded expenses incurred due to COVID-19
Includes items such as personal protective equipment (PPE) for businesses, cleaning supplies, or technology enhancements for remote work access
In the event of future unexpected needs, such as testing, contract tracing, food stabilization or non-congregate sheltering, the County is able to make adjustments as need to optimize the County’s use of the CARES Act funds