The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented event that has negatively affected our community. Fortunately, the City of Powder Springs received federal CARES Act funding from Cobb County in order to help those in need.
The City received just over $805,038.30 in CARES Act funding and allocated funds to public programming for residents, schools, and businesses. Additionally, funds were used on facility and equipment expenses to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
The Center for Family Resources partnered with the city to provide rent, mortgage and utility assistance to 40 households. The city also held 2 rounds of the Small Business Grant Program to assist 48 small businesses and non-profits with rent, utility, PPE, payroll and marketing expenses.
To assist local students with virtual learning, the city delivered Chromebooks, WIFI hotspots, and iPads to McEachern High School, Tapp Middle School, Compton Elementary School and Powder Springs Elementary School for students who may not be able to afford the necessary technology.
We’ve put together a video showcasing some of the public initiatives set forth to combat the negative effects of COVID-19. Hear from community members such as business owners and school administration on the impact of CARES funding programs.