Polk awarded $17,500 grant

Published 12:25 pm Monday, March 9, 2020

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Funds to be used for health and safety trailer

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Health and Human Services Agency was recently awarded a $17,500 grant. 

The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday and heard from HHSA Director Joshua Kennedy regarding the grant. 

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The grant came from Dogwood Trust. 

Kennedy said his department requested the grant to help support the county’s general preparedness efforts and equipment. 

“The funds will be used to purchase a trailer and supplies to stock the trailer with safety and protective equipment,” Kennedy said. 

Commissioners also approved a budget amendment to transfer the funding to the HHSA department.