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Berkeley Relief Fund
Tenants get financial help in latest distribution from the Berkeley Relief Fund
The fund has paid for rent from March through June for about 214 people. Most of the payments went directly to Berkeley landlords.
City gives $1.7M in emergency grants to small businesses, arts groups
Small businesses got an average grant of $2,744, arts organizations $16,818. Restaurants and food service businesses made up the largest category of grantees.
Need money? Exasperated by the pace of government help? Person-to-person mutual aid funds fill a gap in Berkeley
Individuals and communities are raising money to give directly to those struggling because of COVID-19.
Small businesses have until April 6 to apply to Berkeley Relief Fund
Berkeley is distributing $3 million and the Berkeley Relief Fund hopes to distribute another $3 million. The deadline for arts organizations is April 20. There is a rolling deadline for renters.
The Berkeley Relief Fund kicks off with Michael Lewis hosting live launch
The Berkeley Relief Fund will pool $3 million in city funds and funds raised from private and corporate donations to provide emergency grants to local businesses, nonprofits and tenants.