AUSTIN (KXAN) — People living in Austin who are still struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for new emergency funding.
There is currently $10 million set aside for the RISE 2.0 program. To qualify to receive money, people must live in Austin or Travis County. They must also be experiencing hardship due to the pandemic and be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
In less than five minutes, Will DuPree discusses this financial assistance as well as these other stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:
- The University of Texas reported that 95 students tested positive for COVID-19 when they went to get tested ahead of the season opener Saturday.
- Students at five local school districts return to campus Monday for classes, while two other districts have the option for hybrid learning.
- Teachers with medical waivers express concerns about returning to school campuses.
- Free COVID-19 testing is happening Monday and Tuesday at the Georgetown Community Center in Williamson County.