Even Alaska - yes, Alaska - gave Scientology COVID-relief funds, for Xenu's sake - 2020-08-20
There was a lot of outrage — particularly from Leah Remini and Mike Rinder — when news emerged that Scientology had cashed in on the general looting of Coronavirus-relief funds for small businesses that the Trump administration had set aside.
There's been a lot of reporting about how two Scientology Ideal Orgs — in New York and Washington DC — and a mission in Belleair, Florida had received PPP loans of between $150,000 and $350,000. But this website also pointed out that two of Scientology's drug rehabs had gotten loans of as much as $1 million, Scientology's anti-psychiatry front Citizens Commission on Human Rights snagged a loan of $150,000 to $350,000, and so did four Scientology schools, including the expensive Delphian School in Oregon.
But federal money isn't the only source of COVID relief. Recently, after a records request by the Anchorage Daily News, the state of Alaska released the names of businesses it had helped out in its initial month of the AK CARES program, and sure enough, Scientology's Anchorage mission is on the list, having received $8,829.60 in aid that month.