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    Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $24,142,000 in federal American Rescue Plan funding will be used in the City of Redland’s $30 million project to turn the Good Nite Inn into 98 affordable homes with case management services. The federal funding supports California’s Homekey Program, which works to promote safe and sustainable affordable home communities and ensure ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Billions upon billions in funding are available from the government to help support small businesses with low-interest loans through the COVID-19 disaster economy. Now the only thing needed is more time and more clarity. Local business professional Vincent McCoy said that this stream of augmented COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funding ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids, face to face in schools across the nation, may be continuing fights that started on social media and now spilling over into schoolyards, or it may be just sensory overload. Either way, some kids are distracted in the transition back to in-person learning. Elizabeth Cochrane-Benoit said that her school is factoring ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Every little bit of money up to $25,000 here or there adds up for mom and pop nonprofits waiting to tap whatever new stimulus dollars they may have missed out on the first time around. New grants are coming, but first, the community needs prepare to respond to the RFPs that will ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Time and time again, Black nonprofits have learned to make do with what little they have, toiling the groundwork to reach the community, always digging deeper in pocket. But help is on the way. In the works, a new city software platform to get grants and funding allocated. April Parker said the ...
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    By Dr. Margaret Fortune I cannot aptly describe just how complicated running a school has become in the era of COVID-19. New categories of jobs have been created in schools just to contact trace, test, and track the escalation of the virus as it spreads. The county health department gave our school a one-page “decision ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Time is closing in fast on CARES Act dollars that must be spent by December 30, leaving nonprofits and small businesses hoping for a federal extension to get them through the next leg of the pandemic. Jeff Williams of the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion, said they have received one CARES ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent President Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to dismantle the United States Postal Service or revamp the agency in a way that has angered Democrats and others who said it’s a tactic to prevent mail-in voting for the upcoming election. The CARES Act ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone thinks they want to know what COVID-19 symptoms are like, but Yvonne Peeples says if you have it, you know it. From the beginning, she knew something was wrong. The persistent cough seemed to go away for a while, but come back. She lost her sense of taste and smell, and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Hundreds of billions of dollars are rolling down from the federal government to deal with Coronavirus, which has African American health advocates watching and waiting for the trickle-down effect. With little or no funding, Black community-based organizations often stand in the gap of health services to help move their community toward scant ...