Douglas County Disperses 24.5% of CARES Dollars

by Doug Berger

Douglas County has received $1,549,558 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act income including interest. 

Douglas County Clerk Karry Davis indicated that of this figure 24.5%, or $379,686, has been disbursed through the October reporting period.

Disbursements through the program show that monies have been provided to 10 organizations, offices or funds. Included in the disbursements are funds provided to:

Douglas County Health Department ($150,769)

City of Ava ($22,288)

Ava Public Schools ($95,201)

Douglas County Library ($465)

Skyline School ($63,114)

EMA fund ($468)

Assessor ($500)

Transfer to revenue (county) ($39,687)

Plainview School ($4,901)

Transfer to road fund ($2,271)

The county clerk’s report indicated $73,326 were for payroll expenses and $232,168 for public health expenses. Public safety measures accounted for $73,578.

Other organizations in the county have submitted requests for funds, but those disbursements will be made on the November accounting.

Any Coronavirus Relief Fund money not spent by the end of the year must be returned to the U.S. Treasury.

As of November 8, the Douglas County Health Department reported an additional six confirmed Covid-19 cases along with one probable case. Confirmed and probable cases in the county was reported at 444 with 378 recovered. There have been 18 deaths.