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Hamilton County begins accepting applications Monday for a second round of grants to help small businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children in ballet slippers are able to practice their pliés and pirouettes at Arabesque Dance Academy in North College Hill thanks to a grant from Hamilton County's Small Business Relief Program funded by the federal CARES Act.

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The Hamilton County commissioners are using $18 million of federal CARES Act funding to increase COVID-19 testing and data collection in the county. 

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Hamilton County's health commissioner said Wednesday he's seen several positive indicators as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hamilton County commissioners are using $3.5 million of federal CARES Act funding to assist people with their rent and utility payments. 


In less than a week, the extra $600 in federal weekly unemployment benefits that has been a crucial lifeline for many Americans will end. This is likely to impose financial hardship on millions of people who are out of work.

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The Hamilton County commissioners voted Tuesday on a plan to spend federal money from the Congressional CARES Act.

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The Senate Banking Committee took its first look at spending under the massive CARES Act, which Congress approved in March to provide assistance to individuals, businesses and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were pressed by senators about their stewardship of specific aspects of the approximately $2 trillion relief package at Tuesday's remote hearing.