Tag: CARES Act

By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a second round of CARES Act grants. The second round of federally funded grants will give an opportunity to re-apply for funds to small businesses, watermen, and charter boat captains or Coast Guard passenger vessel operators who were deemed ineligible...
By Carol Vaughn — Julie Brommer updated the Chincoteague town council at the Sept. 8 meeting about activities the group Chincoteague Island Community Cats is doing. The organization had to cancel a planned Trap-Neuter-Release clinic in June due to the pandemic. The organization recently received its first grant as a nonprofit 501(c)(3)...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors held a public hearing Sept. 8 on the second round of funding the county received from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, more than $1 million. Northampton will again give a portion of the funds to each of its incorporated towns...
By Carol Vaughn — Onancock officials approved an infectious disease plan required under Virginia’s temporary emergency standard for workplace safety in the COVID-19 pandemic. The standard went into effect July 27 and Virginia employers are required to do related employee training by Aug. 27, or by Sept. 25 for employers who...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors spent their Aug. 25 work session brainstorming how to spend the second round of federal funding the county will receive from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. Northampton qualified to receive more than $2 million in CARES funds, distributed in two...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack officials approved a proposal to distribute remaining money from the federal CARES Act to watermen, small businesses, and charter boat captains. Twenty grants of $5,000 each previously were awarded to watermen; 21 grants of $5,000 each were awarded to businesses; and 11 grants of $3,500 each...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools has previewed plans to spend nearly $1.7 million it qualified to receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The school district’s top priority is keeping students and staff healthy and safe by providing personal protective equipment...
Northampton County
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton will receive more than $1 million in relief from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski announced at the May 26 supervisors meeting. Federal funds will be distributed by the state of Virginia to Northampton and other localities...
By Connie Morrison — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced earlier this month the allocation of $300 million of CARES Act funding for fisheries and the seafood industry, with just over $4.5 million headed to Virginia. The funding was ballyhooed by Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine in...