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Orange County receives $243 Million Federal CARES Act relief; percentage going to small businesses, individuals, other needs


From the Orange County Government Florida Newsroom

As part of the Federal CARES Act, Orange County Government has received $243 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds. These funds will be distributed back into the community, and used for local government expenses related to the response to COVID-19. Orange County Government has created four funding categories and one replenishment category to ensure that the funds are able to meet the immediate and personal need of residents, business owners, nonprofits, municipal and community partners.

Funding Breakdown

Funding Categories



Small Business Financial Assistance

Social Services and Community Needs

Orange County Public Safety and Health Expenditures

Municipality and Constitutional Officer Expenditures

Replenishment Account


$72.9 Million 30%
$72.9 Million 30%
$48.6 Million 20%
$24.3 Million 10%
$24.5 Million 10%
$243.2 Million 100%

Funding Categories

Small Businesses: $72.9 Million

Business Assistance Grants

Community: $72.9 Million

Individual/Family Assistance

Social Service Agency Assistance

Public Health & Safety: $48.6 Million

Purchase of equipment/PPE

Community Testing

COVID-19 expenses

Facilities update

Municipalities & County Constitutional Officers: $24.3 Million

COVID-19 expenses

Replenishment: $24.5 Million

Unexpected needs

Additional federal guidance

The Federal CARES Act funding for Orange County was officially approved by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners on May 19, 2020. The County is working to finalize program details, and will make an announcement on our website, through the media and social media, prior to officially opening up the program to applicants.

Coronavirus Relief Funds, COVID-19, Federal CARES Act, Individual Assistance, Orange County Government Florida, Small Business


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