NNPA: Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor

(WASHINGTON – March 30, 2020) – Several other provisions asked by members of the Congressional Black Caucus were an expansion of unemployment benefits to $600 per week in addition to the base max eligible for unemployment insurance, $15.5 billion in additional funding for SNAP, a temporary moratorium of 6 months for federal student loans and funding the Minority Business Development Agency $10 million to make grants to minority-owned businesses.

There is also a provision adding $1 billion for the Community Services Block Grant and $750 million for Head Start and $4 billion in homeless assistance grants. READ IN FULL