Charitable Organizations to Receive CARES Act Funding Pending Commissioner Approval

Charitable Organizations to Receive CARES Act Funding Pending Commissioner Approval

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Commissioners will vote to approve 16 community Charitable Relief Program Grant Award agreements during their meeting Tuesday morning.

The Sweetwater County Commissioners will meet at the Sweetwater County Commission Chambers at the Sweetwater County Courthouse in Green River at 8:30 am for their regularly scheduled meeting.

The Charitable Organization Relief Program is a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funded program being provided to charitable and non-profit organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Commissioners approved two separate rounds of funding, the first on January 15 and the second February 16. Those organizations then went through another review process to determine for certain which of the organizations qualified for grant reimbursement.

After review, County staff determined the following organizations qualified for the corresponding payments:

The total reimbursements come out to total over $736,000. Sweetwater County was originally allocated $932,414 by the state under the program. Population metrics were used to designate the allocations to the counties.

To qualify for funding, the organizations must fit the definition of a charitable organization, had to provide a good, service, or payment to the community, and lost revenue due to COVID-19.

Other Business

The Commissioners will also hear two planning and zoning public hearings at the start of the meeting. The first public hearing is for a Conditional Use Permit for fuel storage in excess of 500 gallons in a Commercial Zoning District.

The second public hearing is for a renewal of a Conditional Use Permit for dog kennels.

At the end of their meeting, the Commissioners will have a discussion about the county reserves, in which they will figure out how much money they want to keep in reserves.

The public can attend the meeting at the Sweetwater County Courthouse or they can watch the meeting on the Sweetwater County YouTube channel.

The county resident concerns portion of the meeting will take place at about 8:45 a.m., in which the public can express concerns either in person at the meeting, by calling 307-872-3891, or by sending comments ahead of time via email to: publiccomments@sweet.wy.us.

To view the full meeting agenda, click here. To view the full meeting packet, click here.