After “jumping through what at times seemed an endless number of hoops,” the Town of Jackson was able to secure CARES Act funds for seven local agencies and organizations, wrote Community Engagement Specialist Susan Scarlata in an email.
The entities that submitted coronavirus-related expenses for which the town applied for reimbursement included the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, St. John’s Health, Teton County Health Department, Teton County School District, Teton Literacy Center, and Teton Youth and Family Services, according to Scarlata.
In all, the organizations are set to receive more than $1 million in CARES Act funding, with the town acting as a pass-through. Those funds were part of the governor’s third group of disbursements of the $1.25 billion the state of Wyoming received in federal funds to help mitigate financial losses and expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The town itself has received a portion of the CARES Act funds it had requested and is still expecting more to come in for the current fiscal year, Town of Jackson Financial Director Kelly Thompson explained at a recent budget update to the Town Council.