COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
President Trump failed to sign the proposed COVID-19 relief package, meaning many in Mid-Missouri could see their benefits stall.
The Chamber of Commerce in Columbia put out a breakdown of that relief package after it was passed by congress.
That breakdown highlighted some of the components in the $900 billion dollar relief package that would impact Missourian's the most.
Among them are $300 in weekly unemployment benefits, as the state reported 9,206 people applied for unemployment just two weeks ago.
The relief package also had $300 billion allotted for additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
If passed, PPP would have allowed employers in Mid-Missouri to draw on PPP a second time, to assist in paying employees.
Many across Missouri will now have to hold out hope for a second stimulus check as well. The relief package had set aside money to give most Americans a $600 stimulus check.
President Trump and democratic lawmakers have called for that number to increase to $2,000.
Organizations across Columbia have stepped up to assist as well as the relief package has stalled.
Como Gives Tweeted on Christmas that they have provided over 572 rent payments since January.