Utah could lose federal rent relief money for failing to get it into the hands of those who need it

Utah could lose federal rent relief money for failing to get it into the hands of those who need it

The following story was supported by funding from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune.Utah had some explaining to do about why it put just one fifth of the $150 million in federal emergency rental assistance it received into the hands … Read more

Small schools see windfall from COVID relief money :: WRAL.com

Small schools see windfall from COVID relief money :: WRAL.com

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporterCoronavirus relief packages passed by Congress flowed into North Carolina in three phases: the CARES Act in March of 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in December of 2020 and the American Recovery Plan in March of 2021. WRAL Investigates looked into the $2.5 billion that went to … Read more

Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Millions in COVID-19 relief dollars have been given out by cities and towns. The money is for helping the most vulnerable, but a group of community leaders and Republican lawmakers say they’re disturbed by the alleged misuse of COVID relief funds in West Haven, and what they say is a lack … Read more

Pritzker’s power over federal relief money questioned by Republicans

Pritzker's power over federal relief money questioned by Republicans

With the state in line to receive $8.1 billion from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Democrats said they wanted to spend the money judiciously and avoid creating programs that would continue to demand funding after the one-time federal cash influx was gone. They said this year’s plan for the relief money called for $1 … Read more

Montana restaurant owner admits using COVID relief money to buy vintage cars

Montana restaurant owner admits using COVID relief money to buy vintage cars

GREAT FALLS — Michael Eugene Bolte of Shepherd, who owns the Feedlot Steakhouse, admitted in federal court in Billings on Tuesday to allegations that he received approximately $75,000 in a COVID relief loan from the Small Business Administration for his business – but used the money to buy vintage automobiles as an investment, U.S. Attorney … Read more

RI unlikely to OK COVID relief money, legalize marijuana sales in 2021

With each passing day, it becomes less and less likely that the General Assembly will return to approve Gov. Dan McKee’s “down payment” spending of federal COVID recovery money or legalize recreational marijuana sales.Thanksgiving is next week, then only four more full shopping weeks before Christmas, and after that, the new 2022 legislative session will be near.”It’s possible, … Read more

Asian shares tick up on China property relief, focus shifts to Sino-U.S. talks

Asian shares tick up on China property relief, focus shifts to Sino-U.S. talks

A woman wearing a protective mask, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Japan and other countries’ stock indexes outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonHONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, as relief in China’s property sector supported sentiment while investors … Read more

Guilford Co sends out survey about COVID relief money spending

Guilford County sends out survey about COVID-19 recovery money spending

Guilford County is getting $104 million dollars in federal COVID-19 recovery dollars. The survey went to 1,600 people. GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County wants to know what you would do with more than $100 million. The county is getting that money in Federal COVID recovery dollars and sent out a survey to 1,600 people to … Read more

West Haven mayoral race heating up amid COVID relief money investigation

West Haven mayoral race heating up amid COVID relief money investigation

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – West Haven Democratic Mayor Nancy Rossi is seeking another term while Republican City Councilman Barry Lee Cohen is hoping to unseat her. It’s a heated race and many are watching. The past few weeks have been challenging for the city, with an investigation into the spending of the city’s COVID … Read more

Westmoreland commissioners told to ‘do the right thing’ with covid relief money

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Westmoreland County residents have a big shopping list for federal coronavirus relief funds but one unified message: “Do the right thing.” That was the common refrain from the dozens who testified Thursday during two public hearings held at Westmoreland County Community College about how county leaders should spend $105 million in American Rescue Plan funds. … Read more