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Clark County Commissioners approve releasing more COVID aid funds

Posted at 5:57 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 10:54:11-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County Commissioners voted to release CARES Act funds to increase testing and provide aid to people during a Tuesday morning commissioners meeting.

At the meeting, commissioners approved moving $58.8 million ($88.8 million total) to financial assistance programs for people and $2 million ($15.3 million total) for COVID-19 testing.


Watch the meeting in full below or on our Facebook page here.

The county had previously received $295 million in coronavirus relief funds. The meeting agenda said officials had reviewed available funds and projected demand through the end of the year and indicated more funds could be made available for relief.

The county clarified it is not receiving more CARES Act money, this a reallocation of the money to where it can be used most effectively.