County auditor’s office details CARES Act funds distribution

The distribution of the funds covered a wide variety of services to the community

VANCOUVER – The Clark County Auditor’s Office recently provided the county council detailed information on how the county has spent Coronavirus Relief Funds in the community. 

Details on the distribution of CARES Act Title V and Title VI funds are available on the county’s website at https://clark.wa.gov/covid19/coronavirus-relief-funds-distribution.

The distribution of the funds covered a wide variety of services to the community including:

  • Supporting local businesses and utility customers
  • Providing rental assistance
  • Housing for at-risk residents
  • Transitioning essential workers to teleworking
  • Coordinating COVID-19 testing
  • Conducting COVID-19 case and contact notifications
  • Updating election protocols
  • Facilitating physically distanced law and justice practices

“Clark County has been very fortunate to have strong leadership at Clark County Public Health and Community Services and the ability to work with great community partners including Clark Public Utilities, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Mercy Corp and the Columbia River Economic Development Council,” said Mark Gassaway, Clark County finance director. “These organizations have been instrumental in identifying needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic in Clark County and administering available resources to meet those needs.”

An infographic on the county’s website provides a breakdown of where the $68 million in federal relief funding was spent.

The CARES Act was signed into law in March 2020 to provide economic assistance for American workers, families and small businesses. It also assists state, local and tribal governments as they respond to the pandemic.

For more information on the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic visit the county’s website at https://clark.wa.gov/covid19.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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