Jupiter is dishing out thousands to local nonprofits with CARES Act money

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

Jupiter is sending CARES Act grants to local nonprofits