UG Cares Act Working Group

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About

Wyandotte County received $37,330,934 in Phase I CARES Act funding from the State of Kansas for distribution among taxing entities, non-profits, and small businesses as support for their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mayor/CEO David Alvey created the CARES Act Committee and tasked members with distributing these funds to local entities in a clear and transparent manner.

The Committee’s funding priorities are to Reimburse the Unified Government, Bonner Springs, and Edwardsville for allowable expenses; strengthen the ability for robust public health responses; improve the adaptability of taxing entities; grow requisite health and human services, and build community resiliency.  Funds may not be used to replace lost revenue, supplant budgeted expenses, or perform capital construction.  Committee members are:

  • Commissioner Angela Markley, Chair
  • Commissioner Melissa Bynum
  • Commissioner Jane Philbrook
  • Maureen Mahoney, Mayor/CEO David Alvey’s Office, Chief of Staff
  • Michael Webb, City of Edwardsville, City Manager
  • Matthew Zayas, City of Bonner Springs, Assistant to the City Manager
  • Alan Howze, Unified Government, Assistant County Administrator
  • Kathleen VonAchen, Unified Government, Chief Financial Officer
  • Juliann Van Liew, Unified Government, Public Health Department Director

The Committee is supported by a cross-functional planning team comprised of:

  • Crystal Sprague, CARES Act Planning Team, Manager
  • Deasiray Bush, CARES Act Planning Team, Finance
  • Lisa Rangel, CARES Act Planning Team, Administration
  • James Bain, CARES Act Planning Team, Legal
  • Robbie Anderson, CARES Act Planning Team, Metrics
  • Dave Reno, CARES Act Planning Team, Communications

The CARES Act Committee meets regularly via Zoom.  These meetings are open to the public.  To join a CARES Act Committee meeting, visit the Meetings Tab.  Meetings also appear locally on UGTV - Spectrum Channel 2 and Google Fiber Channel 141.

Do you have CARES Act Questions? We’re here to help!  Send your question to CARESACTWYCO@wycokck.org.  Learn more about the CARES Act and the State of Kansas' actions with these resources:

News

12/01/2020 - WYCO Loves Local Awardee List:
English(PDF, 154KB) | Español

12/01/2020 - UG Distributes $825K in Grants to 85 Small Businesses:
English(PDF, 122KB) | Español(PDF, 119KB)

09/18/2020 - UG Announces $825K for Grants to Support Local Business:
English(PDF, 136KB) | Español

09/15/2020 - WyCo's Direct Aid & Reimbursement Plan Approved:
English(PDF, 169KB) | Español(PDF, 210KB)

08/12/2020 - CARES Act Education & Non-Profit Allocations
English(PDF, 488KB) | Español

08/12/2020 - CARES Act Allocations Approved in WyCo
English(PDF, 156KB) | Español(PDF, 150KB)

Reporting

CARES Act sub-recipient awardees should use the following information to assist with reporting requirements.  Questions about reporting can be submitted via email to CARESACTWYCO@wycokck.org

Reporting Due Dates
Tuesday, November 3 - 3/1/20 - 10/31/20, Expenses
Thursday, December 3 - 11/1/20 - 11/30/20
Monday,  January 4 - 12/1/20 - 12/30/20, Close Out 
Thursday, January 14 - Reconciliation Final Reporting (including past expenses not captured in previous month)

Report Training Webinars, October 27
1:00 PM Webinar - Frequently Asked Questions
Password: Sb2FrTM.

2:00 PM Webinar
Password: +R2K@n4!

3:00 PM Webinar
Password: qQ5&?9FS

4:00 PM Webinar
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Reporting Resources
Upload Your Reporting Documents
Excel Report Template and any receipts or spending documents considered as back-up verification of eligible spending

Training Webinar PowerPoint Slides(PDF, 769KB)

Videos

As part of their charge to distribute Phase I CARES Act funding in a clear and transparent manner, the CARES Act Committee has held all meetings in an open forum.  For community members who were unable to attend these meetings in real-time, recordings have been made available to view or download.  To view or download a CARES Act Committee meeting, follow the links below:

July 21 CARES Act Committee Meeting 
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View recorded meeting
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July 22 CARES Act Committee Meeting
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View recorded meeting
Password: 7vZFh^zx

July 23 CARES Act Committee Meeting
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View recorded meeting
Password: B2kfS?d7

July 24 CARES Act Committee Meeting
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View Recorded meeting
Password: @*A79@K6

July 29 CARES Act Committee Meeting
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View Recorded meeting
Password: 3Vd!lNra

July 30 Special Session
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View Recorded meeting

July 30 Full Commission
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View Recorded meeting

August 4 CARES Act Committee Meeting
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View recorded meeting

August 5 CARES Act Committee Meeting
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View Recorded meeting
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August 7 CARES Act Committee Meeting
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View Recorded meeting
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August 10 Full Commission Special Meeting
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View Recorded Meeting