More than 1.5 million masks handed out to local businesses and residents. More than 500,000 meals delivered to seniors. More than 1,500 individuals experiencing homelessness sheltered in motel rooms and trailers. Approximately 2,653 laptops and hotspots distributed to youth and seniors to help them stay connected.
These are just some of the numbers that describe what the City of Sacramento has done in the past year to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the City, using the $89.6 million it received in federal CARES Act funding, has launched and expanded approximately 70 programs to help residents in need.
The City has distributed millions of dollars in forgivable loans and grants to small businesses, non-profits and cultural organizations. It also has dedicated millions to rental assistance and landlord mediation as well as job training and placement.
Here is what that road looks like so far, by the numbers. For more information about the City’s COVID relief programs and services, go to SacramentoCOVIDrelief.org.