california capitolSACRAMENTO – The week of February 18, the Legislature joined with the Governor to announce a $9.6 Billion Immediate Action Stimulus Agreement that will deliver much-needed funding for those experiencing pandemic hardship throughout the State. To help ensure California regains economic stability, this stimulus package of immediate actions includes:

  • $2 billion in grants for small businesses and nonprofits
  • Fee relief for 59,000 restaurants/bars suffering the economic impacts of COVID-19 closures
  • Fee relief for 600,000 barber & cosmetology businesses
  • $600 stimulus checks for 5.7 million Californians
  • Almost $6 million in CalFresh support for university and community college students struggling with food insecurity
  • $100 million in financial aid for low-income community college students
  • $400 million for child care providers
  • $35 million for food banks/diapers

“These actions are critical to our San Fernando Valley community members and businesses that are hurting,” said Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys). “My office will be aggressively reaching out to community groups and businesses to ensure we get our fair share of stimulus funding.”