Official: Bulk of county’s CARES Act funds already spent or committed

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Well over half of the federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act funds received by Riverside County have been spent, or are earmarked and will be spent on specific programs, an Executive Office spokeswoman told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 29. ``We are making sure not to spend more than what's allocated,'' Lisa Brandl told the board. ``Are we going to overspend our CARES Act allocation? No, we are not.'' The county has received roughly $450 million in CARES allotments, originating from the federal government and dispensed by the state. Another $37 million is expected to be disbursed to the county before the end of the year. The first and largest installment, $431 million, was awarded in April. Since then, an additional $56.2 million has be
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