The economic recovery committee convened by Gov.
The untapped money sources were identified in a draft report that the
State agencies are currently reviewing the recommendations. It will be up to the state to apply for any of the recommended aid, which would come from funds not yet used from the
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"The federal government hasn't made it easy -- though it's tried -- to access these grants and programs," said
Flynn said it would be difficult to add up the funds that potentially could be available, but said "the needs assessment has amply demonstrated that the amount of federal assistance to address urgent needs is far greater than what has been available to date through the CARES Act." A
Slow rural internet "hampered our ability to respond to the virus," he said. The researchers also were concerned about the effects of a second wave of the virus, he said.
"The state is well positioned to make its case to get some of those additional resources it needs," he said.
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