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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County Seeks Volunteer Citizen Member for fund allocation committee
The Klamath County Board of Commissioners will award grants using American Rescue Plan dollars in early fall. The Commissioners have indicated they want input and a transparent and fair process for fund allocation.
Klamath County has received 6.6 million dollars, and is slated to receive an additional 6.6 million dollars next year. Those funds will need to be expended by the end of 2023. The US Treasury is still issuing guidance on how those dollars can be allocated.
Once crafted, all information and Treasury guidance will be available on the County website. The Commissioners will be holding public meetings pertaining to this process that will be livestreamed for maximum transparency. Due to the unique nature of these dollars, the Board has decided to add an advisory committee to the process for reviewing the applications. Along with the Commissioners, the Board will ask the CEO of Klamath County Economic Development Association, the Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and will take applications for a citizen member. The advisory committee will review applications and hear presentations from applicants deemed eligible (meeting Treasury requirements) before making a recommendation for the final awards.
Applications for the citizen member can be found here. If interested, please submit an application immediately. The Board of Commissioners would like to conduct interviews and make an appointment no later than the end of August.
“This is a unique opportunity for a community member to be part of a process that could have far reaching and wide impact. We want these dollars to be leveraged for maximum impact in helping our community recover and move forward, I’m excited to sit alongside a citizen to help make these big decisions” said Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris.
The guidance that the Treasury has provided thus far can be found on the County website at www.klamathcounty.org.