Tag: COVID relief

By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved an application form for volunteer fire companies to use to apply for COVID-19 relief. The application period is Dec. 16, 2021, through April 15, 2022. The board previously identified volunteer fire and rescue companies as a priority for use of...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onley Town Council voted Monday to adopt a new town logo created by local graphic designer Seth Matthews. “I’m proud of it,” said Matthews. A large group of attendees at the November council meeting saw different potential versions of the logo. The logo approved Monday features the town’s...
By Carol Vaughn — Onancock is at around the halfway point in distributing grant funds to small businesses to help with rent and mortgage payments and other costs incurred as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The town to date has provided 15 qualifying Onancock businesses with grants totaling over $100,000, according...
By Carol Vaughn — A crowd turned out for a meeting the Accomack County Board of Supervisors held June 2 to receive comment about using federal pandemic recovery funds. The board will continue discussion about how to spend nearly $6.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds at its June 16...
By Carol Vaughn — Onancock is set to receive $1.1 million in federal money as result of the American Rescue Plan Act. On March 11, President Biden signed the act into law. The $1.9 trillion package is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including public health and economic impacts. The state must distribute funds to...
By Carol Vaughn — A $1.2 million grant awarded through the state’s Community Development Block Grant program will help meet urgent needs on the Eastern Shore related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Accomack County Board of Supervisors at the May 19 meeting authorized Accomack County Administrator Mike Mason to execute the...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County received its first of two payments resulting from the federal American Rescue Plan Act Wednesday. The county’s share of funding is nearly $6.3 million, with half coming now and the other half in a year. The Accomack County Board of Supervisors will hold a town hall-style...
By Carol Vaughn — Onancock wants to give away $350,000 to the town’s small businesses. The town has 122 businesses, according to Jenny Gehman, Onancock Main Street program manager. Onancock Main Street, a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that works to develop and sustain the historic downtown, is partnering with the town to administer $450,000...
By Carol Vaughn — Resident and former council candidate Patricia Farley spoke during the public comment period at the Chincoteague town council meeting Monday about potential uses for federal funds coming to Chincoteague as result of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Congress approved in March. “I have been so impressed...
By Carol Vaughn — Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc., is one of 29 Virginia community health centers to receive funding through the American Rescue Plan to support COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination efforts. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Rep. Elaine Luria announced nearly $80 million in federal funding...