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Van Buren Co. Sheriff's Office receives $127k CARES Act grant

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 21:47:21-05

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says it has received more than $127,000 in CARES Act funding.

It will be used to purchase equipment, including two trailers, traffic cones, folding tables, chairs, generator and an EZ-up tent, according to a news release.

Because of the federal funding, no taxpayer dollars were used to purchase the equipment.

The equipment will be used for COVID-19 mobile drive-up testing sites, future mobile vaccinations and other programs of a similar nature.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office was also able to purchase updated in-car computers, as well as laptops for the Emergency Operation Center and the administration staff.

Those computers will be able to be used for remote work and can be sanitized.