Cave City receives CARES Act funding


Cave City Mayor Jonas Anderson (pictured) announced Wednesday morning that the city has received funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which established the Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide ready funding to address unforeseen financial needs and risks created by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Arkansas was awarded $1.2 billion in federal funds, of which $150 million was then made available for cities and counties across the state.

“Originally, I wasn’t sure that Cave City had much in terms of eligibility, but as soon as I learned otherwise, we went into overdrive to get our application submitted and approved,” Anderson said in a statement.

Cave City ultimately received in excess of $75,000, the maximum amount for which the city was eligible. The figure represents a portion of the 2020 payroll expenses for public safety employees of Cave City.

“I want to thank Finance Manager Josh Matthews for his assistance on this,” Anderson said. “He and I worked hard to gather the required information and get it submitted to the state before the deadline. I also want to thank our great friends at the Arkansas Municipal League, who provided invaluable advice and direction on how to get his done properly. This is an enormous help to our small community, and I’m really thankful to receive it.”

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