Charities will receive CARES Act funding pending commissioner approval

FRESHWATER COUNTY – Sweetwater County commissioners will vote to approve 16 Community Charitable Relief Program grant agreements at their meeting on Tuesday morning.

The Sweetwater County Commissioners will meet in the Sweetwater County Commission Chambers at the Sweetwater County Courthouse in Green River at 8:30 a.m. for their regular meeting.

The Charity Relief Program is a CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) funded program provided to charities and nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Commissioners approved two separate funding rounds, the first on January 15 and the second on February 16. These organizations then went through another review process to determine with certainty which organizations were eligible for grant reimbursement.

Upon review, county staff determined that the following organizations were eligible for the corresponding payments:

The total refunds amount to more than $736,000. Sweetwater County initially received $932,414 from the state through the program. Population parameters were used to designate county allocations.

To be eligible for funding, organizations must meet the definition of a charity, have had to provide a good, service or payment to the community, and have lost revenue due to COVID-19.

other business

Commissioners will also hear two public planning and zoning hearings at the start of the meeting. The first public hearing is for a conditional use permit for the storage of fuel over 500 gallons in a commercial zoning district.

The second public hearing concerns the renewal of a conditional use license for kennels.

At the end of their meeting, the commissioners will have a discussion on county reserves, during which they will determine how much money they want to keep in reserves.

The public can attend the meeting at the Sweetwater County Courthouse or watch the meeting on the Sweetwater County YouTube channel.

The county residents’ concerns portion of the meeting will take place at approximately 8:45 a.m., during which the public can express their concerns either in person at the meeting, by calling 307-872-3891, or by sending comments. in advance by e-mail to:

To view the full meeting agenda, click here. To see the complete meeting file, click here.