Rescue plan

Beaufort seeks public opinion on US bailout funds

BEAUFORT, SC (WCSC) – The city of Beaufort is receiving a total of $ 6.54 million in US bailout funds, and now it is seeking public input on how to use the funds.

The city has received half of the amount and expects to see the rest of the funds by next October, said Kathleen Williams, director of communications for Beaufort.

In a presentation to city council on October 26, City Manager Bill Prokop revealed a preliminary plan for the funds. But Williams said the city wanted input from the public before any final plan was presented.

To give your opinion, you can complete this survey on the Beaufort community engagement site.

The investigation will be open until the end of the year.

The US bailout, which was enacted last March, contained funding for local governments to help them alleviate the loss of income they suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic, and also to help with other measures, a press release said.

The funds can be used for the following actions:

  • Address the lost income suffered during the pandemic
  • Support future public health responses
  • Support recovery efforts in the community, including affordable housing
  • Invest in certain infrastructure needs

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