Rock Springs Council Approves $7.4 Million Grant Application

Rock Springs Council Approves $7.4 Million Grant Application

ROCK SPRINGS — During the Rock Springs City Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to submit a $7.4 million grant application to provide relief funding for COVID-19 Coronavirus related payroll expenses.

At tonight’s meeting, the Council approved the resolution for submitting a revised Coronavirus Relief Grant Application to the State Loan and Investment Board for the purpose of receiving relief funding for payroll expenses related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The entire request is for $7,411,971.59.

According to the application, the city has more than 250 full-time and part-time employees as well as many seasonal employees. Many of these employees spent a considerable amount of time, more than 51 percent, dedicated to, responding to, or mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic public-health emergency.

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The city listed numerous positions directly impacted by the pandemic, including positions at both the Rock Springs Police Department and the Rock Springs Fire Department.

See below for the complete resolution and application.

Other Business

The Council also approved a resolution approving a grant award agreement between the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and the city to improve the ability of the RERT 4/Rock Springs Fire Department to respond to acts of terrorism. The total amount of this grant is $119,237.28.