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Rescue plan still causing confusion

County plans application process for relief funds

Months after the American Rescue Plan Act was finalized, how exactly its associated funding can be spent remains in question for local entities, including counties.

“The guidance has changed five, six, seven times – it’s hard to keep up with it,” said County Clerk Linda Fritz.

Despite the remaining confusion, the Crook County Commissioners have been able to kickstart the process of distributing the funds allocated to the county by formally making the decision that everyone who would like to apply for the money should follow an application process.

During previous rounds of pandemic-related rel...