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Pueblo deciding how to allocate CARES Act funds

Posted at 10:23 PM, Jul 09, 2020

PUEBLO — Discussions are underway in Pueblo to decide how to spend $14 million from the CARES Act.

A group consisting of entities like Pueblo city and county governments, along with the health department will determine how the money will be split.

The county says it wants to use the money to pay employees, along with figuring out different ways to serve its citizens while respecting the COVID-19 restrictions.

"A lot of things are uncertain at this time so we are doing the best that we can to plan for what we can project and expect. But having this funding so that we don't have to dip into the general fund or existing revenues is a tremendous help," said Pueblo County Commissioner Garrison Ortiz.

Pueblo County will make COVID-19 relief money available to nonprofits and businesses impacted by the virus.

Those applications are expected to be on the county website by the end of the week.