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Greene County Commission Approves First Round Of Grants Through CARES Act Relief Fund


The first set of grants through the CARES Act Relief Fund in Greene County is going to recipients.

The Greene County Commission says nearly four million-nine-hundred-thousand dollars has been approved. 

$75,000 will go to Community Partnership of the Ozarks to house homeless individuals in local motels. The Vision Rehab Center will get $7,400 for exams and eye glasses for seniors and infants with medical needs.  The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation will receive just over $1300 for PPE and supplies related to COVID-19.  Be a Jewel has been awarded $7273 for assistance for foster grandparents.  And, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will get $4 million for reimbursement of frontline COVID-19 expenses, including contact tracing. 

According to the Greene County Commission, the CARES Act Citizens Advisory Committee, a 30 member volunteer group that was created July 21, is meeting virtually in subcommittees to review applications by categories.

Learn more at  Click on CARES Act Relief Fund.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.