Nonprofits, business enterprise corporations nab supplemental COVID-19 cash in Spokane

The Spokane Town Council doled out more coronavirus assist to a range of area nonprofits, organization companies and educational facilities on Monday.

Spokane Arts acquired $150,000 and Spokane Public Schools was provided $101,000 in the most recent spherical of funding from the federal Coronavirus Support, Relief and Economic Protection Act accredited by the Metropolis Council.

Other recipients integrated the Spokane Unbiased Metro Enterprise Alliance (SIMBA), which will use the funding to deliver coronavirus-associated advice and support to Spokane organizations.

Extra than a person dozen nonprofits acquired money that totaled $710,161.87.

The town did not concern a new ask for for proposals ahead of it issued the additional money on Monday. Alternatively, it amplified the cash for organizations that had previously used and acquired money in a preceding spherical.

In its software for funding, Spokane Arts reported it would divide the funds among a few priorities supporting area cultural establishments, funding small regional art initiatives, and providing direct grants of guidance to artists impacted by COVID-19.

SIMBA is applying CARES Act cash to help its “Live Local” campaign, which aims to persuade Spokane-location citizens to aid area enterprises, but also presents consulting to corporations who need assist navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

The town acquired $9.9 million in CARES Act funding unveiled by Gov. Jay Inslee more than the class of the pandemic.

The council experienced beforehand released money above the class of 3 rounds, the most current of which was in October.

The council expects to distribute an further $319,000 in the coming months.