CARES Act Funding Available for Charities in Sweetwater County

UPDATE – Due to President Donald Trump signing the funding package last night, Sweetwater County Commissioners have extended the deadline to Jan. 6, 2021, at 5 p.m.

FRESHWATER COUNTY — Governor Gordon has awarded additional funds under the Charitable Relief Program to the following individuals:

Sweetwater County “charitable organization”, including churches, that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code and who provides goods, services or payments to the public related to the COVID-19 coronavirus public health emergency, qualify to apply for this “CARES ACT” funding.

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These funds are determined by the Office of the Governor using population as the primary allocation measure that has been allocated to each county. Funds will be distributed by completing a “Community Charitable Relief Program Recipient Certification Form” which can be emailed, picked up at the Sweetwater County Commissioners Office and also available on the county website. Information will be included on requirements to apply for funding from the CARES ACT.

Nominations can be requested electronically at shoemakers@sweet.wy.us or by calling our office at 307-872-3897. Nominations are also available on the county’s website at www.sweet.wy.us and will be available at the County Commissioners Office located at 80 W Flaming Gorge Way, Suite 109, Green River, Wyoming.

THE DEADLINE for submission is NO LATER THAN NOON (12:00 p.m.) TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2020.

Please follow the instructions for completing the application and return all information enclosed with the application to shoemakers@sweet.wy.us.