October 1, 2020
JUPITER — A small slice of the roughly $2 trillion federal coronavirus relief package is making its way into town.
Perhaps best known for bankrolling $1,200 checks to U.S. adults, the CARES Act is also responsible for doling out $5 billion in community development block grants to boost resiliency to the coronavirus pandemic.
The federal government allocated roughly $520,000 to Jupiter over multiple funding rounds. Town officials have already decided to use the first portion, about $179,000, to fund projects by three local non-profit organizations. The three groups are actually slated to receive $274,500 through town-administered grants