Howard County announced the launch of a dashboard that will track spending of its allocated CARES Act funding.
The dashboard will track the County’s actual and projected spending as the December 30 federal deadline for expending funds approaches.
From the press release:
“We believe it’s imperative that the federal government act to provide an additional round of stimulus funding to local governments as we endure another spike in cases,” said Ball. “We are confident that we will meet our CARES Act deadline by the end of the year, but we are also joining our fellow County Executives and Mayors in urging for a federal extension to allocate funds as we combat this winter surge. While we await federal action, we are actively using the funding we have to support our community and believe this dashboard should provide public confidence in our plan to spend the funds we have received to date.”
Howard County has used its CARES Act funding to address a variety of community needs including business assistance grants, rental assistance, non-profit grants, addressing the digital equity grant, and improving access to food.
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