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Brown Co considers use of federal virus funds
07/09/2020

Brown County Courthouse

(KNZA)--Brown County has been awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funding from the CARES Act to help combat the health and economic challenges due to COVID-19.

On the recommendation of Brown County Emergency Management Director Don Pounds, the Brown County Commission on Monday approved the appointment of nine individuals to a committee that will determine how the county's appropriation should be spent.

The committee consists of county, city, school, health care and tribal officials.

Pounds said the county must submit a plan to the state by August 15 that outlines how the funds will be used.

He said he has sent a letter to the city clerk's in the county asking for their input.

Pounds requested that the committee members be paid $25 an hour because of the time their work will will take, with the compensation coming from the CARES Act funding allocated to the county.

Commission Chairman Dwight Kruse questioned if a volunteer committee could be paid.

Commissioners tabled a decision on the compensation until they receive input.

The State Finance Council in May approved the distribution of $400 million in funding from the CARES ACT to 103 counties in the state based on population, number of COVID-19 cases in the county and the county's unemployment rate.

The funding is to be distributed July 15, and must be used by December 30.

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