Tag: COVID relief

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...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County is expected to receive $6.3 million under the federal American Rescue Plan of 2021, which was signed into law March 12. The county has not yet received specific guidelines, but information released by the National Association of Counties indicates the money will come directly from...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock town council after a public hearing Monday, Nov. 30, approved a resolution and several related motions about a $495,000 grant the town was awarded to help small businesses recover from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. No one from the public spoke at the hearing, which...
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,...