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Monmouth County Board Of Chosen Freeholders Announces Covid-19 Financial Recovery Initiative

Covid-19 has impacted the world but the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has released a new initiative to help those that live in Monmouth County. On October 1, Director Thomas A. Arnone and Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley spoke about a way to help those facing financial strain due to Covid-19.

Monmouth County has already approved and dispersed $14.1 million from the CARES Economic Assistance Grant Money but still has $6 million that is still able to be distributed to businesses that need assistance.

Freeholder Director Arnone stated. “We still have more than $6 million available, so we are urging small business owners to submit an application. The application is relatively simple and all you need is your tax return to get started.”

Small business owners can go to www.MonmouthCountyCares.com or call 732-375-2196, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, Monmouth County’s ACTS Program will be creating education and communicate financial services to those worried about bills, unemployment, and family safety.

“Without question, COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on millions of people across the nation – and thousands here in Monmouth County and the financial needs caused by the pandemic have been far-reaching,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Kiley.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders have been working non-stop to create a light at the end of the tunnel for all of Monmouth County throughout this Pandemic. Hopefully with these new initiatives those who need assistance will be getting the help they need.

To connect with the Financial Recovery Initiative, visit www.MonmouthACTS.org/FRI. Residents can also call 732-683-8959 to be connected with a dedicated member of our Financial Recovery team, who will assess their needs and direct them to the best resource for their situation.

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