Guidehouse, Joplin’s COVID-19 consultant, releases full scope of relief projects

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JOPLIN, Mo. — Projects geared to aid in the Joplin community’s response to COVID-19 have been cleared by Guidehouse, the firm hired to aid the city in moving forward through the coronavirus response. The programs were developed following the area-wide survey hoping to get the full picture of how the virus has directly impacted the community. Efforts to aid businesses, non-profits, and residents are all included.

These projects will be reviewed at Monday night’s city council meeting. Here’s a look at what the list of projects entails:

Businesses

  • Small Businesses Grant Program
    • Will provide financial support to businesses who can identify siginificant financial impact due to COVID-19
    • Max of $5,000 to each recipient with up to 500 grants available
  • Child Care Provider Subsidy Program
    • Will allow childcare providers to subsidize costs to low-income families
    • 200 grants available valued at up to $2,600 each

Non-Profits

  • Non-Profit Grant Program
    • Designed to alleviate financial impact of area non-profits due to COVID-19
    • 75 grants available worth up to $5,000 each
  • Mental Health Support Program
    • Will allow mental health providers to expand services due to higher demands
    • Up to $500 awarded to 500 potential applicants
  • Child Care Provider Subsidy Program
    • Will allow childcare providers to subsidize costs to low-income families
    • 200 grants available valued at up to $2,600 each

Residents

  • Awarded to residents who can identify financial hardship due to COVID-19. Will target individuals who have not received other forms of financial assistance
  • 5,000 grants available worth up to $1,200

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