By Miriam Raftery
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May 22, 2020 (El Cajon) – El Cajon City Council has approved allocating over $800,000 of its Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus funds for several COVID response programs. These funds were granted to the City as part of the federal CARES Act.
Per City Council direction, a large portion of the funds will be used for rental and utility assistance to help those most vulnerable to loss of employment.
Due to limited funding, there is a limit to the first 150 eligible applicants. Online and over the phone applications will be accepted through the following service providers beginning Tuesday,May 26, 2020: