Brown County commissioners unanimously approved the COVID-19 business relief grant eligibility and program guidelines. Brown County received $3,083,468 in coronavirus relief funds. Of that allocation, federal guidelines included setting aside 10% to assist businesses adversely impacted by the coronavirus. The state took away that guideline when distributing money to government agencies, but they are still encouraged to use the funds for this purpose. Commissioners later approved a $24,047.33 CARES grant for use in Brown County elections. The funds may be used for ensuring the health and safety of the election; public outreach and social distancing guidelines related to voting; facilitation, support and preparation for increased absentee voting; preparation of training materials; preparation of new polling places and purchase of electronic rosters.


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