As the COVID-19 ramped up in the U.S., many businesses throughout the country suffered big economic fallout from the virus. Congress passed and President Trump signed the bill, funding the Cares Act program issuing money to each state, which was then issued to each county, to help people and businesses get through the downturn in the economy. Laclede County was issued four-million-191-thousand-dollars to help bolster the economy. Laclede County Presiding Commissioner, Randy Angst breaks down phase one of the funding:
Angst said they have committed funding for phase 2:
Angst says Phase Three applications are being accepted from small businesses that were impacted by the virus. The closing date for Phase Three applications is Friday, October 9th at 5:pm.