Spokane Co. Commissioners provide $6 million in CARES Act funding to Health District

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to provide $6 million of CARES Act funding to the Regional Health District.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided $2 trillion in economic relief nationwide against the COVID-19 pandemic. Spokane County received $92 million from the Act.

“This funding will allow the Health District to continue their important work in responding to this crisis. This is the foundation for getting into phase 3, phase 4, and eventually back to a place where we can build upon the burgeoning economy we had just three months ago,” said Chair of the Board, Al French. “Over the course of the next 6 months, we will continue to use the CARES Act funds in a way that will protect our citizens, get the economy opened back up.”

According to the County, this is the first distribution of CARES Act funding since Spokane received it.

Commissioners say they are still working out plans for distribution of the remaining $84 million of CARES Act funds over the next several months.