Economic Development for COVID Relief

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles continues its COVID-19 relief efforts with a focus on economic development.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles immediately launched programs in partnership with the City and generous donors that directly addressed the urgent needs of Angelenos. There was no doubt an immediate result of the pandemic was the economic burden felt by many Angelenos due to lack of income due to loss of job, the stay-at-home order, lack of child care, and a variety of other challenges. To address the economic burden of the pandemic, MFLA launched a variety of programs including lifting direct cash assistance programs such as GIVEN, SERVE and the innovative ANGELENO CARD programs. Other programs included support of small businesses, street vendors, and small chambers.

Key Impact

95% of Direct Cash Assistance Aid went to households earning less than $25,570/yr
$50,825,800 across five direct cash assistance programs from March 2020 through June 2022

Issue Area

Economic Development

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