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Commission approves ARPA funding for health department


Last updated 2/23/2022 at 11:33am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Hill County commissioners Jake Strissel, back second from left, Diane McLean and Mark Peterson conduct a meeting about Hill County Health Department being authorized to use American Recovery Plan Act funds allocated to the department in September to offset costs of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission voted 2-0 to authorize use of the funds with Strissel and Peterson approving authorization and McLean abstaining.

After months of argument and delays, the Hill County Health Department was finally given access to American Rescue Plan Act funds the county commission voted to allocate them last September, funds the department has been asking for repeatedly since that vote.

In a special meeting with Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg Tuesday, the commission voted 2-0 to make up to $100,000 available to the department for their COVID-19 prevention efforts, with commissioners Mark Peterson and Jake Strissel voting for the resolution and Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean abstaining.

The meetin...

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