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Assemblymember Quirk-Silva supports immediate relief budget package

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) joined her colleagues to pass a $9.6 billion immediate relief and stimulus budget package for California families and businesses suffering significant hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early Action Budget Package:

  • Golden State Stimulus – provides direct relief to Individuals and Families that have disproportionately been struggling with the economic burden of the COVID-19 recession.
  • Licensure Fee Waivers – provides two-year relief for most impacted through waiving licensing fees for restaurants and bars as well as barbering and cosmetology individuals and businesses.
  • Critical Child Care Resources – adds additional federal funds to provide stipends for state-subsidized child care and preschool providers in subsidized care statewide and extending child care services for essential workers and at-risk children who are not currently served in the system.
  • Additional Aid for Individuals and Families – provides financial assistance and services through Housing for the Harvest, Food Banks and Diapers.
  • Community College Student Support – provides additional funds for emergency financial aid for low-income students as well as services to support and re-engage students due to COVID-19.
  • Food Insecurity and Higher Education – provides outreach and assistance to students enrolled in the University of California, California State University, and California Community College for the expanded CalFresh program.

“It has been a difficult year for our State; not only related to health and safety, but through housing issues, struggling to put food on the table, and job loss,” said Assemblymember Quirk-Silva. “This immediate relief budget package is a reflection of the circumstances and concerns that need to be addressed sooner than the State’s traditional time line, in order to allow Californians most impacted, a pathway to recovery.”

This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.

1 Comment

  1. Hellooooo Ms Quirk-Silva!
    You would not have to pass this nearly $10 billion bill if we had a governor like Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida Republican runnIng the state. Instead, we are stuck with Gov. “Nuisance” fumbling through with “lockdown” as his primary course of action For handling the pandemic.

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