The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to continue the Kings County American Rescue Program Small Business Assistance Program through its official end date of Feb. 17. January 1, 2023 instead of an early end on December 1. 31 years old this year.
The decision came after Assistant County Administrator Kyria Martinez broke down the funds allocated to each city through the aid program and District 2 Supervisor Richard Valle expressed displeasure with the program.
The county has $6 million in state funding available to help small businesses, providing up to $25,000 in COVID relief funding, with Hanford receiving $2.2 million, Lemoore $1,020,000, Corcoran $840,000 and Avenal $540,000, $1,320,000 allocated to unincorporated areas of the county.