Federal help in St. Louis slated for additional utility, compact business enterprise and child care company reduction | Coronavirus

ST. LOUIS — About $2.4 million in St. Louis’ federal pandemic aid resources will be utilized for grants for utility aid, tiny corporations and kid treatment providers, the city announced Wednesday. 

The city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment unanimously approved a ask for from Mayor Lyda Krewson Wednesday to use a portion of the city’s $64 million from the federal Coronavirus Support, Relief and Economic Safety Act, or CARES Act, to continue on three ongoing relief initiatives.  

The board, which have to approve all CARES Act spending in the city, accepted $500,000 for additional utility payment help to residents by means of a partnership with the nonprofit Great Down & Warmth Up St. Louis. The town has currently dedicated $3 million in CARES Act cash to the exertion launched in July. Inhabitants can implement for assistance with fuel or electric powered payments by contacting (314) 657-1599 or visiting heatupstlouis.org.

A total of $680,000 in grants will also go to town boy or girl treatment suppliers and early childhood care facilities. The funds will be additional to $1.5 million already dispersed to the vendors via the St. Louis Mental Wellness Board.

The board on Wednesday also permitted $1.2 million to be included to the Compact Enterprise Grant Fund, which is distributed by the St. Louis Development Corporation. The fund presents $5,000 grants to area enterprises with 25 or fewer workers. The city by now focused $4 million in CARES Act revenue to the fund and will be getting new apps from neighborhood organizations.