Wayne County has received $4.6 million dollars in CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relieve and Economic Security) Act funding.
Almost $967,000 from that will be allocated to the City of Goldsboro.
At last week’s meeting, the Goldsboro City Council was informed of how those funds would be spent.
Assistant to the City Manager Octavius Murphy explained where some of the money would be spent on improved broadband connectivity and for increased costs in refuse and recycling.
The city is also planning to invest $100,000 in its small business community by providing grants worth $2,500 to $5,000.
Murphy says the city is hoping to make the biggest impact by giving $200,000 to local non-profits.
The most discussion on the spending centered on the funds for non-profits. Councilman Antonio Williams says other community organizations may need help as well.
While the Goldsboro City Council did approve the plan for spending the CARES funding, there may be further discussion on which local non-profits will receive a share of those funds.
City Manager Tim Salmon explained the submission can be modified, and the county wanted the city to spend the funds by November 20.
The approved recommendations for spending Goldsboro’s CARES Act funds