La Plata Cares Relief Funding
Final Report | January 14, 2020
The Local First team spent the last days of 2020 putting the final checks in the mail for La Plata Cares grant recipients. In the end, Local First, in partnership with La Plata County and Aid to All, distributed $1,067,831.61 in federal relief dollars to help 152 La Plata businesses navigate the impact of the pandemic. Businesses were located throughout the County including the towns of Bayfield, Ignacio, Durango, Hesperus, Marvel, and unincorporated communities in La Plata County.
$1,067,831.61 in federal relief dollars to help
152 La Plata businesses located in
Bayfield, Ignacio, Durango, Hesperus, Marvel,
& unincorporated communities in La Plata County.
These funds assisted businesses in paying for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic including personal protective equipment, online and web technology, building improvements and infrastructure, and more as they adapted to the public health ordinances.
Local First will continue to advocate for expanded relief funding so our businesses and nonprofits can afford to keep their employees and neighbors safe. We must support the public health and safety of our community in order to support our independent businesses and bolster our local economy.
Thank you to our local business and nonprofit community for their resiliency and continued support as we navigate these uncertain times together!