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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Council approves receipt of CARES funding


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 10:39am

CHENEY – The City Council approved the receipt of $372,300 in funding from the federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act at its June 23 meeting. In doing so, Cheney became the last city on the West Plains to authorize the receipt of a portion the $2 trillion Congress awarded in April to help economies around the nation deal with COVID-19.

Washington state received $2.95 billion of that funding, awarding cities and counties a portion on a per capita basis. The grant funding can only be used to address COVID-19 programs and expenses, and involves the city spending i...

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