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Originally Published: Aug 26, 2020
Originally Published: Aug 26, 2020 Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020 5 min read
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Politicos may have moved on to praising the calamari guy from the Democratic roll call and scrutinizing Melania Trump's outfit from the Republican National Convention, but millions of Americans are still struggling to make ends meet. Forget the idealistic speeches in front of giant flags — people want to know when they can expect a second stimulus check.

So, with no updates from Congress and reduced weekly unemployment bonuses, some local governments are taking matters into their own hands. In Florida, for example, Seminole County is giving out $7 million in individual grants.

The county started accepting applications Wednesday, August 26, from people whose income has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Seminole County residents can receive as much as $5,000.