County consultant helps to decide how to spend virus aid
July 9, 2020
Jody Opheim, CARES Act funding coordinator, gave a report to county commissioners Monday, July 29. She has been hired to help administer the program in Whitman County; including paperwork, reporting and ultimately, recommendations to county commissioners for how to spend $2,757,100.
Whitman County was awarded the federal aid for the period of March 1- Oct. 31. Local towns and cities have also received a minimum of $25,000 each.
CARES stands for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
“One large caveat,” Opheim said. “The money cannot be used to replace lost revenue du...