WARRENSBURG, Mo. — The Johnson County Commission has announced the first round of funding distributions awarded from the CARES Act.

A total of $801,681.57 was awarded to 19 entities across Johnson County. Recently, Johnson County was entrusted with $6.3 million in CARES Act funds and $2 million was allocated for the first round of funding.

A 4-member Johnson County CARES Fund Review Team was appointed by the Johnson County Commission to review the amount of funding. Any unused funds are required to be repayed.

Applications were open June 1-19 with local governments, non-profits, and small businesses eligible to apply. The first round of payments only included reimbursement of eligible expenses or costs during the time period of March 1 through May 31.

“Each local government needs to be able to show good stewardship of taxpayer resources, and I’m proud to say that you’ll find that here in Johnson County. My fellow Commissioners and I have put the right people in the right places to ensure that our CARES funding was used correctly to help Johnson County businesses and organizations,” Presiding Commissioner Bill Gabel said.

“By supporting our local entities, we are helping them regain their footing and hopefully return to business-as-usual. By doing so, the overall economy and the citizens will win. We, the Johnson County Commissioners, are working hard for you and we stand with you.”

A list of awarded applicants can be found below:

Bennett L. Turnbow DDS, PC $ 5,638.91

Central Missouri Community Credit Union $ 2,482.21

City of Knob Noster, Missouri $ 993.29

City of Warrensburg, Missouri $ 336,419.47

Compass Health Inc. $ 5,046.00

Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce $ 1,622.43

Johnson County Community Health Services $ 35,509.29

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation $ 268.22

Johnson County Emergency Management $ 1,084.95

Johnson County Emergency Services Board E-911 $ 4,579.01

Johnson County Extension $ 326.37

Johnson County, Missouri $ 5,883.59

Kingsville R-1 School District $ 10,822.68

Rise Community Service $ 2,337.28

Sonic Lawn Care, LLC $ 4,110.00

Standing in the Gap Ministries $ 347.70

University of Central Missouri $11,172.84

Warrensburg Main Street Inc. $ 325.35

Western Missouri Medical Center $372,711.98

Round 1 Award Total $801,681.5