April 18, 2024
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Metro West Council of Government members receive CARES Act funding

AURORA— The 18 Kane County municipalities that comprise the Metro West Council of Government are set to receive their share of the $92 million in CARES Act funding that the county received to help offset expenses related to the pandemic.

According to a news release from Metro West, the municipalities have been working with the Kane County CARES Act Allocation Committee on a program to ensure each municipality receives their portion.

“Special thanks to the [CARES Act Allocation Committee] and its chairman, John Hoscheit, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon and his team, and Kane County Director of Community Reinvestment, Scott Berger, Metro West appreciates the strong intergovernmental relationship demonstrated through the entire process,” said Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, Metro West president.

In the past four months, the Cares Act Allocation Committee has been meeting on a regular basis to plan and facilitate a program, administered by the State’s Attorney’s Office, for the distribution of the funds among the various county departments, municipalities, unincorporated Kane, fire districts, park districts, forest preserves, nonprofits and small businesses, the release stated.

At the Oct. 13 Kane County Board meeting, the committee recommended funding for the cities, villages and towns in Kane County.