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Posted on: April 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] SPOKANE COUNTY SEEKS INPUT ON CARES ACT FUNDING

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SPOKANE COUNTY SEEKS INPUT ON CARES ACT FUNDING

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Spokane County is projected to receive approximately $90 million in economic relief funds as part of the federal CARES Act passed last month.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020. The over $2 trillion economic relief package provides economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries.

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners is working with regional partners to formulate a recovery strategy for the local economy. As part of that effort the Board has initiated an online survey for individuals and businesses to submit ideas and recommendations on how to restore the local economy. 

The Board understands and shares the concerns of many to get the economy opened up and have people return to the financial security that a job provides.

The Spokane Region started 2020 with one of the strongest economies in its history and the Pacific Northwest. That growth was brought to an abrupt stop in March with the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order to gain control over the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the number of cases decline in the region the focus now turns toward recovery and stability. These are unprecedented times, but like previous obstacles this community has confronted, this too will be a challenge we will overcome together.

“The Spokane County Board of Commissioners will take the input we receive from our regional partners, individuals and the business community to formulate a recovery strategy to restore our economy and get businesses open and citizens back to work. Our citizens deserve the financial security that a strong economy can provide” said Spokane County Board Chair Al French.

The survey can be accessed on the Spokane County home page by visiting: www.spokanecounty.org/CaresAct.

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