Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has made it easy to see how the State is utilizing federal dollars awarded to Wyoming through the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES Act. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
Governor Gordon announced that he’s added a dedicated web page to the Wyoming Sense budget transparency website that illustrates how CARES Act funds are being distributed.
Gordon said that as of Thursday, he has allocated more than $710 million of the $1.25 billion in federal funds Wyoming was provided by Congress to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Special Session in May, the Wyoming Legislature provided guidelines as to how that money can be spent, splitting the funds into three disbursements.
The first, amounting to $450 million, was available for allocation on May 25. The second, amounting to $400 million, was available for allocation on July 15. The third, amounting to another $400M, will not become eligible for allocation per legislation until September 15. You can access the new web page here: https://www.wyomingsense.gov/cares-act