Some nonprofit organizations in Greenville County are asking for a larger share of the $91 million the county received from the federal CARES Act coronavirus relief program.
The county has already begun to shift money from the $75 million it initially set aside for small businesses, minority-owned small businesses and nonprofits. Response to that program, which provided up to $10,000 in reimbursement for coronavirus-related expenses, was much lower than anticipated.
At the end of August, Greenville County moved $7.5 million to a fund designated for county expenses. It was set aside for public safety but has not been distributed, said Bob Mihalic, Greenville County spokesman. He did not provide details of how the money would be used.
A spokesman with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the department was not aware of the money. Councilwoman Liz Seman said she understood it would be used for expenses incurred by county emergency