Easton mayor distributes $8M in American Rescue Plan Act checks – The Star Democrat

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Downtown Easton business owners pose for a photo with Mayor Robert Willey at the Easton Town Hall after receiving American Rescue Plan Act checks.
Downtown Easton business owners pose for a photo with Mayor Robert Willey at the Easton Town Hall after receiving American Rescue Plan Act checks.
EASTON — Easton Mayor Robert Willey distributed American Rescue Plan Act checks to downtown business owners and other local organizations Monday evening
Thirty local businesses, nonprofits and other groups received checks as part of the $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief program. The town of Easton was granted over $16 million from the federal pandemic spending package. Just over $8 million was distributed in August; the remaining funds are expected to arrive in August 2022.
Funds received will help local businesses and other groups with payroll, equipment, material and cleaning costs as well as employee retention efforts, rents and mortgage payments and utility bills. The federal money is the latest U.S. stimulus effort to help businesses, nonprofits and state and local governments with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Downtown Easton businesses and organizations that received checks include:
• Allen’s Transportation
• Blake Blackston Post 77
• Anhac Inc. DBA Easton Plaza Cleaners
• Apex Barber Shop
• Asbury United Methodist Church
• Building African American Minds (BAAM)
• BOSS Fitness
• Chesapeake Film Festival
• Easton Day Care
• Easton Volunteer Fire Department
• Easton Utilities
• Family Care of Easton
• For All Seasons
• Laser Letters
• Midshore Veterinary Service
• Neighborhood Service Center
• Pensel & Walker
• Polaris Village Ministries
• Rude BBQ
• Rude Burger
• Shapers
• Spring Hill Cemetery
• Talbot County Free Library
• Talbot Historical Society
• Talbot Humane Society
• Talbot Interfaith Shelter
• The Total Image
• Upper Shore Aging
• Waterfowl Festival
• YMCA of the Chesapeake.
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