Greenville County is South Carolina’s lone beneficiary of county-level federal CARES Act funding — a flexible pot of $91 million — to be given out by the end of the year.
The two biggest recipients so far have been $2 million for First Steps to create and support child care programs for students who don’t have the choice of going to school every day, and $1.3 million for the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, for coronavirus adaptations.
The $91 million is, for now, divided into two pots: $75 million for small businesses and nonprofits and $16 million in grant funding for health, local governments and other areas.
The smaller pot, with larger maximums, has been more rapidly paid out, $11 million has been distributed. The larger pot has only paid out $3 million, the maximums are $10,000.