Summit Company Received Virus Relief Funds

Caren Lissner
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SUMMIT, NJ — The federal government has sent more than $2.4 billion to companies in New Jersey for coronavirus relief efforts since Congress passed the CARES Act in March.

More than $100,000 of that federal money ended up in Summit, according to the Federal Procurement Data System.

The money went to Summit-based Sequirus USA, a company that, according to its website, produces influenza vaccines and responds to "pandemic threats."

The company received $118,330 from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Congress passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27. In addition to direct aid to people who lost their jobs and the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses avoid laying off workers, the act included direct government spending for fighting the coronavirus.

You can search for companies that received payments under CARES Act contracts through Nov. 5 using the search box below. You can also search by town. (NOTE: A payment showing $0 means the contract has been awarded but not payments had been made as of Nov. 5).

Source: Federal Procurement Data System

This article originally appeared on the Summit Patch