City approves agreement for CARES Act funding for Madison Airport

The Madison City Commission on Monday approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for funding the city will receive through the federal CARES Act.  City Finance Officer Jennifer Eimers said that the city will receive 30-thousand dollars in funding for the city’s airport project.  She said that the funding is one-hundred percent federal and no local match is required.  Eimers said that the money is to support capital, operating, or other expenses to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  She said that the city will have four years to use the funds. 

Also on Monday, commissioners authorized the Mayor to submit a grant application for funding that may be available for the Madison Community Center’s child care services.  Community Center Youth Service Coordinator Kaylee Winrow told commissioners that the COVID-19 funding is available through the state Department of Social Services for state licensed or registered child care programs.  Winrow said that there is no guarantee that they will receive the funding or how much they may receive if approved, but they should know within 30 days after submitting the grant application.  The deadline to submit the grant application is June 22nd.