Afternoon Newscast for November 20, 2020

Nov 21, 2020

The City of Columbia Housing Programs Division is offering funds to nonprofits in order to help residents make housing and living payments during COVID-19. With nearly $740,000 awarded to Columbia through the CARES Act, the city went to residents in a survey to help determine the priorities for the Community Development Block Grant funding. Randy Cole, the manager of the Columbia Housing Programs Division, said the survey’s top three responses included rent payments, food security and homelessness.

CARES Act Funding Group Discusses County Funding

Apr 29, 2020
Missouri's Capitol Building in 2017.
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Boone County will receive $21.2 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act sent to Missouri.

That money should be distributed to entities within the county, according to state Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick.