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Mower County Board passes resolution to allocate just over $4.9 million in CARES Act relief funds

The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution at their last regularly scheduled meeting to allocate just over $4.9 million in CARES Act relief funds in the county.  The CARES Act sets three criteria that all expenses must meet to be an eligible use of the funds, including that they must be necessary, unaccounted for in the current budget, and incurred during the covered period between March 1 and Nov. 15, 2020.  KAUS News spoke with Mower County Administrator Trish Harren, who stated that the board’s resolution calls for Mower County’s CARES Act funds to be allocated for medical expenses and public health expenditures…

Harren went on to state that the funds can also be allocated for payroll expenses, and she added that just over $1.3 million will be allocated for economic support, which will include $1 million for small businesses, $250,000 for non-profits and $55,000 for program administration, outreach and marketing…

Harren added that the just over $4.9 million in relief funds will help Mower County recoup unplanned-for expenses in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Mower County will also be allocating funds to other COVID-19-related expenses reasonably necessary to the function of the government that satisfy the fund’s eligibility criteria. 


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