Tag: COVID relief

By Carol Vaughn — Onancock was awarded a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant as part of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s response to COVID-19 impacts on localities. “It’s fantastic news,” said town manager Matt Spuck. The COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Assistance program targets businesses that are locally owned, employ fewer...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam gave a press briefing Tuesday, after health officials cleared him to end an 18-day isolation period — and after news broke that Northam was discussed as a potential target by members of paramilitary groups charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Six...
Staff Report USDA will accept applications now through Dec. 11 for oyster and clam businesses to access funds included within the CARES Act Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. It’s an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES Act) and the Commodity...
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 and Jim Ritch – Just two weeks ago, Cape Charles was discussing at its town council meeting an $845,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) to help its business community recover from the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week,...