Approximately $84 million in local CARES Act funding has been expended for social services and community needs in Orange County. More than $65 million of funding went directly to residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, more than $22 million was distributed to local nonprofit agencies to directly address our community’s recovery efforts, as well as help them cover needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and other unexpected expenses nonprofits incurred due to the pandemic.
The Individual and Family Assistance Program provided a $1,000 grant payment to qualifying residents. Furthermore, the County entered into nearly 40 direct contracts with local nonprofit agencies that provided support services to the community, such as childcare, job recruitment and retention, homelessness, mental health and food insecurity. Residents who still need assistance in these service areas can learn more by visiting the Resident Resources webpage.
See more about how CARES Act dollars helped local non-profit organizations serve our residents: