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Monmouth County Dishes Out $1.7 Million to Businesses in First Round of CARES Funding

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Following last week’s launch of its CARES Economic Assistance Grant program, Monmouth County has approved $1.7 million in funding — with the first round of money already hitting bank accounts of businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic…

For individuals in need of emotional support, Monmouth County offers a hotline staffed by licensed behavioral health professionals from Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County. Call 732-542-6422 to speak with a professional from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email

In recent weeks, there have been an increase of calls to the line and currently 45 people are participating in therapy sessions, [Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M.] Kiley said, adding that six telephone sessions are available at no charge to each resident looking for support.

The program is an initiative of Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Communities Through Services), a public-private initiative to promote and enhance access to human services.

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