The Federal CARES Act: Financial help for small businesses and seniors approved

The CARES Act: Help for seniors and small businesses

Jacksonville, Fla. — More financial help is on the way to small local businesses.

Through the Federal Cares Act, the city council approved 2 million dollars for small businesses and 1 million for seniors and those who are disabled.

The city’s relief program offers 2 thousand dollar grants to eligible small businesses – which must be located in Duval county and have no more than 100 employees.

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They are also required to have been in business for more than a year.

The senior and disability relief program offers $300.

To qualify, people must be older than 72 years old or have a disability.

Their income last year must be less than 30 thousand dollars.