CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The United States Department of Treasury has released guidelines for the American Rescue Plan funding that will go to state and local governments.
Kanawha County will receive $34.55 million from the “Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund” and is pledging total transparency.
The portal to apply for funding was also opened, and county officials have submitted for the first round of funding that has been allocated for Kanawha. Allocations for the funding are based on population.
Commission President Kent Carper said, “The Kanawha County Commission is committed to total transparency. Every single dollar of ARP funding that Kanawha County allocates will be voted on in a public meeting, and every expense will be posted on our county website for all to see and review.”
Commissioner Ben Salango added, “We are prepared and have protocols in place for the receipt of our first round of American Rescue Plan funding. The process will be 100% transparent with our citizens. All expenditures and funding initiatives will be reviewed and vetted by independent professionals, including legal counsel and a Certified Public Accountant.”
Commissioner Lance Wheeler noted, “The Kanawha County Commission has researched and put a set of standards into place before we have even received the first release of the funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury. This process will be open and strictly documented. Our citizens will rest assured that all expenses will follow a strict set of checks and balances.”