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CG has plans to disperse CARES funds, says mayor

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By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch

CASA GRANDE – Casa Grande Chamber members got an update from Mayor Craig McFarland Friday on some of the city’s plans for the CARES Act money it is expecting to receive from the state.

McFarland said the city has applied for its first disbursement of funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act from the state. He didn’t say how much the city has applied for or how much it expects to get in the first installment.

The city has a variety of plans for the funds including helping local businesses and non profits, supporting a shop local campaign, purchasing personal protective equipment that can be distributed to individuals and businesses, helping to fund child care services and housing needs, funding job training support and funding more education on how the public can protect itself from COVID-19.

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