Utah must spend $300 million+ in CARES Act money by end of 2020

SALT LAKE CITY Utah has to spend $307 million in CARES Act cash by December 30th or all that money will return to the federal authorities.

Utah acquired $935 million in federal COVID-19 {dollars} earlier this 12 months.

The Salt Lake Tribune stories that Duncan Evans, the finances supervisor for the Governors Workplace of Administration and Price range, advised lawmakers not too long ago that every one however $307,000 of that cash has been allotted.

Nonetheless, whether or not that cash has been spent is a special difficulty.

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For instance, Evans says The Utah Division of Transportation (UDOT) has solely used $1 million of the $30 million it was given so as to add broadband web in some rural areas.

Lawmakers additionally advised The Tribune they’re checking up on the $247 million they despatched to Utahs cities and cities to make it possible for cash will get utilized by the deadline.

If any of these CARES Act {dollars} haven’t gone out the door but, they is perhaps reallocated.

As for the additional $307 million, The Tribune says lawmakers are just a few key areas to spend it.

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These embrace getting extra COVID-19 testing provides for Utahs Okay-12 faculties, giving extra help to the hard-hit Hispanic and Pacific Islander communities, and growing funding for rental help applications.

CARES Act cash has, to this point, gone to all the pieces from enterprise grants to purchasing laptops for college students to funding rental help applications.

How To Stop the Unfold of COVID-19Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirusspreads individual to individual, much like the frequent chilly and the flu. So, to stop it from spreading:

  • Wash palms regularly and totally, with cleaning soap and water, for at the least 20 seconds.
  • Dont contact your face.
  • Put on a masks to guard your self and others per CDC recommendations.
  • Hold youngsters and people with compromised immune programs away from somebody who’s coughing or sneezing (on this occasion, at the least six ft).
  • If there may be an outbreak close to you, apply social distancing (keep at house, as a substitute of going to the films, sports activities occasions, or different actions).
  • Get a flu shot.

Native sources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utahs Coronavirus Information

UtahState Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Info Line 1-800-456-7707

Nationwide Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

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