Clearfield County was awarded $7.1 million in CARES Act funding to help businesses and municipalities recover from the pandemic.
According to the Clearfield County Commissioners, only 12 municipalities applied for this relief grant.
Sandy Township was one of them who received $202,000 to cover COVID-19 related expenses.
“It’s geared toward making Sandy Township more available to the public, upgrading some of our systems to allow us to work remotely if needed,” said Shawn Arbaugh, Sandy Township Manager.
With this money, township manager Shawn Arbaugh said they’re looking to get their police department more training.
“We’re looking at some police car updates, we’re looking at some camera equipment and some things that are really going to help us respond to COVID-19,” he said.
Other municipalities to receive over $100,000 include the city of DuBois, Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township.
According to the commissioners, they distributed the money to each municipality based upon their population.
They said they’ll distribute the money within the coming weeks.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time, our revenues are down from the whole COVID-19 pandemic this is going to really help us fill the gaps,” Arbaugh said.
The commissioners said they hope this money can help businesses and municipalities thrive during this pandemic.