The Josephine County Board of Commissionersis seeking two residents of the county to serve on a new task force established to explore and prioritize the use of Federal funds recently made available to the county in response to the #COVID19 pandemic.
The board officially created the Josephine County COVID-19 Relief Funds Task Force April 22. The group will make recommendations to the board about the use of funding allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and other legislation passed by Congress in response to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19.
Josephine County is expected to receive $17 million from the ARPA over the next two years.
The newly formed task force will consist of 11 members, including various Josephine County department directors, a member of the Board of Josephine County Commissioners, a member of the Josephine County Budget Committee, a member of the Collaborative Economic Development Committee and two other residents of Josephine County.
Applications for the task force will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. Those interested in applying can download the Advisory Committee Application for Board Appointment at http://www.co.josephine.or.us/…/1.%20%20Application%20…. Copies will also be made available in the Board of Josephine County Commissioners office in the Josephine County Courthouse, 500 NW 6th St. in Grants Pass.
The deadline to submit is May 11. Those with questions should call the Board of Josephine County Commissioners office at (541) 474-5221.