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County to Begin Distribution of State COVID Relief Allotment

February 15th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A new round of COVID-19 relief funding totaling nearly $900,000 was recently made available for Allegany County restaurants, bars, hotels and motels- and the county commissioners have been working hard to get those checks into the hands of businesses. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced in mid-December that a new round of funding totaling more than $600 million would be distributed across the state. Of the funds, $50 million is for the hospitality industry, $30 million will go to restaurants, $15 million to entertainment venues and $5 million for rural, disadvantaged businesses. Allegany County’s allotment was approximately $886,000, with $390,000 designated toward restaurants and bars and $496,000 for hotels and motels. Interim county administrator Jason Bennett…