The Alicante Provincial Council unanimously approved last March 25, in the first plenary session on-line of its history, an extraordinary aid of three million euros for the city councils of the province of less than 30.000 inhabitants, with the aim that they can face the social spending of the coronavirus crisis. This first game will be increased in the future according to the needs that the localities may pose. Carlos Mazón, president of the Alicante Provincial Council, has remarked that they are "Always in full coordination with the Generalitat".
As explained by the deputy for Social Services and Equality, Mª Carmen Jover, the subsidies have been distributed following the criteria for the distribution of financially sustainable investments, giving priority to the smallest municipalities. They will be aimed, among other actions, at home help, especially for the elderly, disabled or dependent, or the transfer to homes, if necessary, of rehabilitation services or occupational therapy. The attention to the homeless, the reinforcement of the templates of the municipal Social Services or the expansion of the items destined to guarantee families the coverage of basic needs are other measures for which the municipalities have the collaboration economic of the Deputation, which will speed up as far as possible the processing of these grants.
President Carlos Mazón closed this unpublished plenary by announcing that work has already been done so that "Once the peak of contagion falls", different initiatives are promoted "Focused on accelerating the economic recovery of the productive sectors of the province", especially the tourist one.