Rock Springs Accepts Over $7 Million in CARES Funding

Rock Springs Accepts Over $7 Million in CARES Funding

ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs City Council met in a special meeting Thursday evening to accept more than $7.8 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding.

Due to time sensitivity involved in accepting the funding, the Council met at a special meeting to approve the funding for various resolutions.

The Council approved a reimbursement agreement between the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) and Rock Springs for $7.4 million in CARES Act funds. This money will go to cover payroll expenditures where employees spent more than 51 percent of their time substantially dedicated to mitigating or responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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A reimbursement agreement between SLIB and the city of Rock Springs for a $260,004 CARES Act fund grant and a $183.943 CARES Act fund grant was also approved.

They also approved a memorandum of understanding between Rock Springs and the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce. The city was awarded $94,000 for a COVID-19 public awareness media campaign. The Rock Springs Chamber will conduct a county-wide COVID-19 public education and awareness campaign with funding from a coalition of local industry and government contributors.

The Council accepted an Airlink Network Management Software License Agreement with Sierra Wireless to provide mobile technology equipment with CARES Act funding.

The final funding approved was a Solution proposal and agreement with Peak Software Systems, Inc. to provide Sportsman Parks & Recreation Cloud and Web Software with CARES Act funding.

To see the resolutions in their entirety click here.