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Douglas County votes on plans for federal COVID relief funds

Posted at 5:09 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 18:09:18-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Board voted Tuesday on how it will give out the $55.5 million it has received through the federal American Rescue Plan.

The board decided to focus on:

  • Addressing the county's government needs first and then considering requests from public and private sectors.
  • Making mental health a priority when spending the money.
  • Compiling a master list and vet requests to determine if they qualify for the funds.

So far, the county has not distributed any of the money.

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