Twenty-Seven Non-Profits receive COVID-19 State Reimbursement Funds

The county commissioners are now conducting their regular Tuesday meetings on Zoom. Wyotoday photo off of Zoom by Ernie Over

The Fremont County Commissioners took three hours Tuesday afternoon to comb through $1.9 million in requests from 30 non-profit entities hoping for a share of some $854,000 granted to the county for Covid-related public service reimbursement.

After reviewing each of the requests, they were given a priority rank and funding decisions were made on each. The funds were awarded on what reimbursement was sought. Some requests were reduced to make the budget, but none of the applicants received more than what they had requested.

First priority requests and funding were, in no particular order:

High Country Senior Citizens, Dubois, $28,780

Shoshoni Senior Center, $45,157

Fremont County Alliance against Domestic Abuse, $129,608 (corrected amount)

First Stop Help Center, Lander, $87,767

Help for Help Hospice, Riverton, $109,218

Lander Senior Citizens Center, $12,505

Riverton Senior Citizens Center, $12,141

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Eagle’s Hope Transitions, $74,075

VFW Post 954, Lander, $19,836

Second priority requests and funding were, in no particular order:

Mountain Vista Retirement Center, $45,000

PAWS for Life Animal Shelter, $35,000

Friends of the Riverton Branch Library, $5,036

Fremont County Library Foundation, $15,576

Friends of the Lander Library, $4,167

Lander Pet Connection, $35,000

Shoshoni Activities Association (rodeo), $1,824

Third priority requests and funding were, in no particular order:

Riverton Youth Soccer, $20,900

Volunteers of America, $30,000

Muley Fanatic Foundation, $50,000 (funds must be spent in Fremont County)

Riverton Raiders American Legion Baseball, $10,000

Child Development Services, $29,836

Wind River Heritage Center, Riverton, $30,000

White Heart Foundation, $5,500

Hunting with Heroes, $20,000 (funds must be spent in Fremont County)

Riverton Ice Hockey Association, $10,000

Lander Cycling Club, $2,500

Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy, $2,580

Requests not funded

Water For Wildlife Foundation

Treeline Project

Lander Children’s Museum

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