GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Mesa County receives a large grant through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act.
The $58,620 grant in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding will be used to offset costs caused by this pandemic.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office applied for the grant and can use the funding for the department and the detention facility.
According to the Department of Justice, the money may be used to purchase protective equipment, cleaning supplies, addressing medical needs, or to pay overtime among other things.
“Any costs associated with changing our operations that has to do with Coronavirus, most significantly are the supplies, cleaning supplies, hand washing supplies, masks, that sort of thing” said Megan Terlecky with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Megan, the department has already spent about $28,000 of those funds, and the grant can cover expenses dating back to January 1st, continuing through the next two years.