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How were CARES funds used in Bloomington?

The Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act, provided payments to state, local and tribal governments as they navigated the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Bloomington received $6.75 million in CARES funds. The City used the funds to soften the impact of COVID-19 on the community in a variety of ways, including providing assistance to small businesses, payroll for public safety and other staff performing COVID-19-related duties, community testing for COVID-19, personal protective equipment and more.