Lake County is eligible for reimbursement for some of its COVID-19 related expenses through the federal CARES Act. County Auditor Bobbi Janke told county commissioners during their meeting Tuesday that the county is eligible to receive more than 845-thousand dollars in funding. But, she said there are several rules for what may or may not be eligible for reimbursement. Janke said that she is being advised by First District Association of Local Governments on what can be and when it should be submitted. She said that she’s been advised to hold off on submitting some of the county’s potentially reimbursable items until September in order to have a better idea of what the guidelines will be.
One of the projects the county is considering submitting for CARES Act funding reimbursement is for additional items to be put in place in some of the county’s offices as safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Janke told commissioners Tuesday that the estimate for doing this project in five county offices is around 44-thousand dollars.
An item that Janke had commissioners on Tuesday approve to be submitted for reimbursement is the Emergency Management Office’s 3rd quarter report expenses.