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Ambiguous Framework Flatlines Fire Department Grant Request

In April 2021, Cheyenne County stood in line with numerous other municipalities expecting yet another round of federal recovery funds.

The county's share of Fund 2580 COVID American Rescue Plan funds was expected to be about $1.7 million. The challenge from the beginning is no one knew what the county can or should do with the funds.

The lack of direction came back before the Cheyenne County Commissioners Feb. 7 when the board was approached with a funding request they didn't know if they could approve. The American Rescue Plan fund has lain dormant for nearly 10 months when Matt Gillespie, fi...


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