Cooper County Commission develops application process for CARES act funds

Staff Writer
Boonville Daily News

Cooper County was awarded slightly more than $2 million last month in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds from the federal government. The Cooper County Commission now has developed an application process for public agencies and entities to receive a portion of the fund to cover COVID-19 related expenses.

The commission over a period of three weeks reviewed requirements of the relief bill and guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to a news release. It has identified community priorities in developing the application process for entitites to request relief bill funds.

Local governments, public entities and political subdivisions can apply for the first phase of funding.

Applications should be based on requests for reimbursement of eligible expenses or costs already incurred from May 1 through May 31. Supporting documentation, such as invoices, receipts and proof of payment are required.

Phase 1 funding requests are due June 26. The commission will then review and evaluate applications for completeness, including supporting documentation, relief bill compliance based on Treasury guidance. The commission anticipates making award decisions by July 20.

Applications will be available online starting Monday on the county’s website. Any questions can be directed to the commission when it is in session Mondays and Thursdays.

Depending on applications and the amount of money awarded in the first phase, Cooper County anticipates additional funding phases.

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