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Kathy Castor: Almost $100 Million Headed to Tampa Bay Area After $2.2 Trillion CARES Act

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“Tampa and Hillsborough County are on the frontlines of combating the coronavirus,” said Castor on Thursday. “It is vital that Congress speed significant resources directly to Tampa and Hillsborough County to take care of our neighbors.”


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Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., showcased $100 million coming to the Tampa Bay area through the $2.2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that Congress passed last month.

Castor noted that $91,119,942 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) urbanized area funds were headed to Tampa and St. Petersburg.

“Thousands of our neighbors here in the Tampa Bay area rely on public transportation, and it’s critical that we help our transit providers weather the impacts of COVID-19,” Castor said on Thursday. “This funding will allow entities like HART to respond to the crisis and provide investments that are a shot in the arm of our local economy. I am glad to help speed much-needed aid to boost our economy and ensure lifeline transit services continue here in Tampa.”

Castor also showcased $9,881,961 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from the CARES Act which will go to the city of Tampa and Hillsborough County with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) headed to the Tampa Bay area.

“Tampa and Hillsborough County are on the frontlines of combating the coronavirus,” said Castor on Thursday. “It is vital that Congress speed significant resources directly to Tampa and Hillsborough County to take care of our neighbors. These grants are just a start and will support nonprofit partners, safety, housing, and homelessness prevention. We are all in this together, and I’m proud to work to speed aid to my hometown and its residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.”

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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  • Kevin Derby

    Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

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