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Council approves $5 million special appropriation to provide low-income households with additional financial assistance

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 30, 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 30, 2020—Today the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a special appropriation of $5 million to provide additional direct financial assistance to low-income County residents in response to the Covid-19 public health emergency. This funding measure was introduced by the full Council on Tuesday, at the request of the County Executive. This week, the program began to distribute funds to households identified through current Department of Health and Human Services programs. These funds should be received early next week. The County is working with non-profit partners on the future distribution of funds.

The Council and County Executive continue to collaborate to provide the necessary funding and programs for community members and local businesses in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The additional $5 million special appropriation will provide financial support for community members who continue to face economic hardships. This County assistance is intended for residents who are not eligible for Covid-19-related state and federal assistance.

The County will seek federal and state reimbursement for costs associated with the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Council staff report for this special appropriation can be viewed here.


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Release ID: 20-186
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926 , Juan Jovel 240-777-7931