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Clark County has made its second distribution of CARES Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funding from the nearly $800,000 it received from the federal government earlier this year.
Eleven businesses and government bodies received a total of $270,920.03 this round. To date, $500.213.96 of the CARES Act money has been spent.
The largest recipient was the CCR-1 School District, which received $94,834.89.
“We are extremely grateful for the county to allocate this money to the school district to offset our unexpected expenses due to COVID-19. The Chromebooks purchased through this grant will get our district close to being 1 to 1 for students K-12. It puts us in a better position to allow us to continue to deliver a high quality education if we have to switch to a hybrid attendance model (Orange Status) or complete shutdown (Red Status). We are very fortunate to live in a community where the health department, city and county officials, and the school district works together to do what is best for our kids,” said Superintendent Dr. Ritchie Kracht.
Among the big ticket items paid for by the CARES Act funds are $32, 625 for Edgenuity, the online learning program being used by the 54 students who opted to take online courses. It will also be used by all students if the district is forced to close again.
The school district also was awarded $27,750.30 for more computers and devices, primarily for Black Hawk and Indian Pride students to use if the school needs to shut down or go to an every-other-day schedule. Other items included thermometers for the staff and bus drivers, individual headsets for online foreign language, carts and trash cans for delivering meals to classrooms, social distancing posters, water bottles for the students, and hand sanitizer. The complete list will be posted online at www.kahokamedia.com.
The Clark County Health Department received $82,849.45 for COVID-19 test kits, ABBOTT ID Now Rapid Machine for COVID-19, no touch front entrance doors, auto temperature screening system, sanitation for both buildings, bills associated with the Annex, payroll for mitigating COVID-19.
“We have had sxpenses associated with new off-site testing facility and testing supplies. For our main building, we will soon have no touch entrance doors and fever scanner installed andvideo conferencing system for the conference room. We have had to increase staff hours and add a new nurse due to the increased demands associated with COVID response,” said CCHD Administrator Evelena Sutterfield.
Others that received CARES funding were:
Kahoka Family Eyewear LLC: $586.23 for PPE
City of Kahoka: $1,327.17 for PPE and one employee on quarantined for 5 days
CARE: $17,139.70 lost revenue
Papa’s Pizza: $2631.83 for PPE and supplies not normally needed
Clark County Council on Aging: $19,308.98 for extra supplies needed for home delivery, cleaning supplies, increase in outreach for clients
Industrial Opportunities: $21,572.36 for barriers for work spaces, touch less sinks, toilets, paper towel dispensers, soap dispensers, hand sanitizer, and thermometers
Capnemo: $1118.27 for PPE and light sanitizer for the bathroom, cleaning supplies, computer for Zoom meetings, thermometer
Clark County Government: $28,371.27 for COVID-19 professional cleaning of the courthouse, cameras for Zoom meetings, cleaning supplies, and PPE
Exceed Physical Therapy: $1,179.88 for PPE ,pay for one employee quarantined for 2 weeks, cleaning supplies.
The next round of funding applications are due in November. Applications are available online at www.clarkcountymo.org.