Press Release

Majority Leader Hertzberg, Legislative Leaders Introduce New $9.6 Billion Immediate Action Stimulus Agreement

Unprecedented collaboration to bring relief to Valley residents experiencing pandemic hardship

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – This week, the Legislature joined with the Governor to announce a $9.6 Billion Immediate Action Stimulus Agreement that will deliver much-needed funding for those experiencing pandemic hardship throughout the State. To help ensure California regains economic stability, this stimulus package of immediate actions includes:

  • $2 billion in grants for small businesses and nonprofits
  • Fee relief for 59,000 restaurants/bars suffering the economic impacts of COVID-19 closures
  • Fee relief for 600,000 barber & cosmetology businesses
  • $600 stimulus checks for 5.7 million Californians
  • Almost $6 million in CalFresh support for university and community college students struggling with food insecurity
  • $100 million in financial aid for low-income community college students
  • $400 million for child care providers
  • $35 million for food banks/diapers

“These actions are critical to our San Fernando Valley community members and businesses that are hurting,” said Senator Bob Hertzberg (D- Van Nuys). “My office will be aggressively reaching out to community groups and businesses to ensure we get our fair share of stimulus funding.”

To learn more about this unprecedented response to the ongoing pandemic, visit this site.


Media Contact: Cindy Baker
Communications Director
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 313