St. Louis City Establishes Curfew

The office of Mayor Krewson issued Executive Order No. 66 which establishes a curfew commencing at 9 PM and extending until 6 AM the following morning, repeated daily until further notice.

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St. Louis City Launches Small Business Grant Fund

The City of St. Louis has established a Small Business Grant Fund to assist small businesses that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 and Stay at Home Orders. Through the CARES Act, the total amount of the funding available for disbursement is $4,000,000. These grant amounts will be $5,000.

All applications will be pending approval of the CARES Act budget by the Board of Alderman. Fifty percent (50%) of the available funding will be reserved for businesses located within areas designated as Promise Zones, Opportunity Zones, and Neighborhood Revitalization Stabilization Areas.

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Ameren Adds to Energy Assistance Program

From Ameren’s Press Release:

Recognizing the ongoing financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ameren Missouri will provide $3.5 million in additional energy assistance funds to customers across the state. The funding is on top of the $1 million of support announced in March and offers a fresh start for families in need.

Ameren Missouri worked closely with the Office of Public Counsel to reach agreement on the additional energy assistance dollars for active Ameren Missouri residential electric customers. The Missouri Public Service Commission approved the COVID-19 Clean Slate program in late May.

The COVID-19 Clean Slate program, which starts June 3, will include $3 million to help thousands of Ameren Missouri’s most vulnerable customers pay off their past-due utility bills. Multiple community partners and agencies will participate in administering the program, which is designed to help income-eligible customers clear the remaining balance on their account after paying 25% of the current balance. Customers making up to $45,850 a year, or $3,821 per month, are eligible to apply. Details regarding an additional $500,000 for energy assistance will be announced later this year.

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