Jul 28, 2020 7:30 PM

Round two COVID-19 relief funding will be distributed among counties in Kansas

Posted Jul 28, 2020 7:30 PM

Statewide funding for round  two COVID-19 relief funds was a topic for Geary County Commissioner Brad Scholz during a joint city - county - school board meeting Monday evening.

Scholz noted that he and emergency manager Garry Berges participated in a July 24 webinar where information was provided. "It looks like it won't be the county that handles those funds. It will be a direct pay from the state."

Scholz said the numbers are for all 105 counties in Kansas combined. They include $$86,136. 336 for public health, $78,600,000 for economic development, $60 million for connectivity and $74, 935, 773 for education. In the education category the funds would be split into three sections including early childhood investment, higher education, and community and technical colleges.

The County is currently dealing with the consulting firm, Witt O'Brien's on the and allocation and disbursement of round one COVID-19 relief funding. A local steering committee is working on that effort. The round one funding total for Geary County was approximately $6.37  million.