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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

County consultant helps to decide how to spend virus aid


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...

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