EL CENTRO — The Imperial County and the Imperial Valley Continuum of Care will be receiving more than a half million dollars between them to help protect the health and safety of the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The emergency funding was authorized under Senate Bill 89, which was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 17. The next day, the governor’s office allocated $100 million to California counties, Continuums of Care, and the state's 13 largest cities for homelessness assistance, primarily for safely getting individuals into shelter and providing immediate housing options.

Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at mmaresh@ivpressonline.com.

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