$600 payments for low-income Californians approved by Legislature

February 23, 2021

The state will distribute extra $600 grants in the coming months to Californians enrolled in its welfare and supplemental Social Security programs.

“Even with the support that the federal government has provided, our lowest-income Californians have really faced hardships,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. “It has been much harder on those Californians that are constantly struggling to make ends meet.”

The plan includes more than $4 billion for businesses that have been slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. About half is set aside to help small businesses with annual revenue of $2.5 million or less adapt their operations for the coronavirus, extending a program started in December that provides grants of between $5,000 and $25,000.


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