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WOODBURY COUNTY TO RECEIVE NEARLY $20 MILLION IN FEDERAL AID

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THE STATE AND LOCAL CORONAVIRUS FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDS LEGISLATION THAT IS PART OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT WILL PROVIDE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS TO AREA COUNTIES.

THE BILL PROVIDES $65.1 BILLION IN DIRECT AID TO BE SPLIT AMONG EVERY COUNTY IN AMERICA.

ROCKY DEWITT, CHAIRMAN OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS, SAYS THE COUNTY IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE NEARLY $20 MILLION DOLLARS.

HE HOPES SOME OF THAT MONEY CAN BE USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER:

MONEY5 OC…….THE PANDEMIC. ;16

COUNTY BUDGET MANAGER DENNIS BUTLER BELIEVES THE L-E-C PROJECT WILL QUALIFY FOR SOME OF THOSE FUNDS

MONEY4 OC……….TOTALLY. :14

BUTLER SAYS THE COUNTY IS GETTING OPINIONS FROM THEIR BONDING ATTORNEY AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY ON THE USE OF THE MONEY:

MONEY6 OC………TOTALLY APPROPRIATE. ;13

DEWITT SAYS THE COUNTY BOARD WILL ALSO LOOK AT OTHER USES FOR SOME OF THE MONEY:

MONEY7 OC………..EXPENDITURES. :13

COUNTIES WILL RECEIVE 50 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS THIS YEAR AND THE REMAINING 50 PERCENT AT LEAST 12 MONTHS FROM THE FIRST PAYMENT.

THE U.S. TREASURY IS REQUIRED TO MAKE THE FIRST PAYMENT WITHIN 60-DAYS AFTER PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNED THE BILL INTO LAW.

HERE’S WHAT AREA COUNTIES ARE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE:

WOODBURY COUNTY IOWA $19,996,968
PLYMOUTH COUNTY IOWA $4,882,924
MONONA COUNTY IOWA $1,670,826
IDA COUNTY IOWA $1,330,455
DAKOTA COUNTY NEB $3,883,919
THURSTON COUNTY NEB $1,401,050
UNION COUNTY SD $3,089,913
YANKTON COUNTY SD $4,424,635
CLAY COUNTY SD $2,728,790