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Dare County is receiving funding to cover COVID-19 costs.
Two major funding avenues are the North Carolina Coronavirus Relief Fund and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state.
In order to receive relief funding, Dare County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a spending plan June 15. The plan required the county to tabulate monies already expended and predict spending through Dec. 30, 2020. The plan can be amended.
The county estimates that $852,149 will be applied to expenses covered by the relief fund. The amount corresponds with the approved plan.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds will be used first, as directed by the State of North Carolina. The agency’s eligible category is Emergency Protective Measures. Dare currently budgets $626,779 for this category. This FEMA budget covers such expenses as Emergency Operations Center equipment, supplies and operation, personal protective equipment, cleaning and sanitizing public building, testing and six other categories.
In addition to adopting the required plan, the commissioners approved a budget amendment to the county’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.
The county has or will receive grants covering health department costs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ($67,354), CARES Act for Medicare Providers-Part 1 ($235,986, plus additional funding that has yet to be approved …
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