Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that nearly $190 million will be awarded from the state’s federal stimulus funding to local governments that did not receive direct distributions under the CARES Act.
The new funding includes nearly $126 million that will be distributed to cities and counties and about $62 million to local health jurisdictions.
The new funding for cities and counties comes on top of nearly $300 million that was distributed last spring to cities and counties with populations under 500,000 that were ineligible to receive direct funding from the federal government under the CARES Act.
While specific allocations to cities and counties was not released at the announcement, KXRO is told that the Department of Commerce will announce that information in the coming days.
Each county will receive a minimum distribution of $300,000 and each city will receive a minimum distribution of $30,000 from the state.
The state Department of Health will distribute funding for local health jurisdictions.