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By Echo Menges
Over the summer months the Federal Government released millions of dollars to the State of Missouri earmarked as Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Knox County received approximately $464,000.
The Knox County Commission was charged with distributing the funding and did so in two rounds of approval and disbursement.
Those who applied for CARES Act funding underwent a extensive application process. As of September 18, 2020, nearly all of the money had been distributed with only a few hundred remaining in the fund.
Knox County entities who received CARES Act funding along with the award amount are listed below:
August 31 Disbursement
Knox County Health Department $125,200
Ambulance $117,200 + 2,500 additional
Nutrition Site $5,000
Knox County R1 School District $63,777
Knox County Rescue Squad $102,123.61
City of Edina $436
Kim and Les Cardwell (Jim Sears Bldg.) $9,707.18
September 18 Disbursement
Baring Volunteer Fire Department $30,535
Knox City Fire Department $8,740.40