Governor signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding
‘Is it safe to go back to school?’ And the answer is, unequivocally yes'
Last updated 2/24/2021 at 2:46pm
Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Friday, Feb. 19 that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to individuals and families, housing, and business assistance.
“The process of getting to a post-pandemic era has just begun,” Inslee said “And we intend to come out of this pandemic stronger, in part because of this legislation.”
The package distributes $365 million in emergency eviction, rental, and utility assistance and $240 million for small businesses ass...