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Orange Cares

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security

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As part of the Federal CARES Act, Orange County Government received $243.2 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds. These funds are being distributed back into the community, and used for local government expenses related to the response to COVID-19. Orange County Government created four funding categories and one replenishment category to ensure that the funds met the immediate and personal need of residents, business owners, nonprofits, municipal and community partners.

Funding Breakdown

Funding Categories Funding Allocation % Allocation
Small Business Financial Assistance
(Includes Art Agency Grants)
$72.9M 30%
Social Services and Community Needs $95.4M 39%
Orange County Public Safety and Health Expenditures $56.4M 23%
Municipality and Constitutional Officer Expenditures $14.5M 6%
Orange County COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program
(Additional $9.3 million to come from State CARES-CRF dollars for a total program cost of $13.3 million)
$4.0M 2%
Total $243.2M 100%

Funding Categories

COVID-19 Eviction Diversion Program

  • $13.3 million program for residents facing eviction due to COVID-19


  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Medical Bill Assistance

Social Services & Nonprofits

  • Early Childhood Daycare grants
  • Social-service nonprofit organization reimbursement grants

Small Businesses

  • Business Assistance Grants

Public Health & Safety

  • Purchase of equipment/PPE
  • Community Testing
  • COVID-19 expenses
  • Facilities update

Local Governments

  • COVID-19 expenses

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