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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

DuPage County Allocates $7.6 Million for COVID-19 Community Relief

The DuPage County Board on Tuesday voted to allocate $7.6 million to townships, park districts, non-profit organizations and small businesses to provide DuPage residents relief from the impacts of COVID-19.

The County Board approved the following expenses, all of which are funded through federal dollars received through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act):

  • $2,025,000 allocated to nine townships to support local food pantries, to sanitize buildings and facilities, acquire personal protective equipment and technology, and to assist townships to meet social distancing requirements within their facilities
  • $1,563,588 allocated to 40 local nonprofits to purchase personal protective equipment, information technology supplies, and reimburse other COVID-related costs
  • $1 million allocated to 38 park districts to reimburse for eligible expenses related to COVID-19
  • $825,268 allocated to residential and behavioral health providers who have expanded services due to the conditions created by the pandemic

The Board also approved $2,197,426 for 155 small businesses and independent contractors through the Reinvest DuPage program. Reinvest DuPage is a grant relief program developed in partnership with Choose DuPage for small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19. To date, the program has awarded 755 grants totaling $8,492,264.