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San Diego County to get $647 million in COVID-19 funds


San Diego County is set to receive $647.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds, and supervisors want public input on how to spend the money.

The first federal grants through the CARES act were dedicated to COVID-19 response, but this round of funding will pay for COVID-19 recovery, said Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher Monday.

“Now with the American Rescue Plan, we’ll think about how to use those funds to recover from COVID-19, and how to make strategic investments,” he said.

The county will receive half the money in 60 days, and the other half a year later, Fletcher said.  READ MORE.