Shelby County COVID-19 relief funds benefit several residents and organizations
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Several organizations in Shelby County are benefiting from millions in COVID-19 relief funding.
The funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act that Congress approved earlier this year. Thursday, a breakdown was given on how some of the funding has been spent.
$19 million has gone to Regional One and $9 million to other hospitals. $3 million went to the Mid-South Food Bank to provide nine million meals. The Shelby County Humane Society received $460,000 to support a new low-cost clinic.
Other funds went to property tax relief for seniors and transitional housing for the homeless.
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