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Stone County CARES Act Funding

Stone County Commission has contracted with Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce to facilitate distribution of $3.7 million received by the county through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The CARES Act provides that payments from the Fund may only be used to cover costs that –

  1. Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  2. Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the state or government; and
  3. Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and end on December 30, 2020.
  4. SEE FULL REIMBURSEMENT GUIDELINES BELOW

Phase 1: Taxing Entities

The Stone County Commission has authorized Phase I of the distribution of funds from the CARES Act to be reserved for nursing home/assisted living facilities; and for taxing entities meeting the following criteria:

  • Tax district is entirely located within the county’s physical borders;
  • OR, the tax district’s headquarters is located within the county’s physical borders.

This includes cities, villages, health department, fire departments, library and schools, among others.

Additional phases of the distribution plan will be added to include other entities.

PLEASE NOTE:

Phase I will only allow reimbursements for expenses already incurred due to COVID-19. The CARES Act provides that payments from the fund may only be used to cover costs that:

  1. Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  2. Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act)
  3. Were incurred during the period that begins on March 2, 2020
  4. Non-eligible expenses include: payroll or benefits expense for employees whose work duties are not substantially dedicated to mitigating or responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency; and expenses that have been or will be reimbursed under any federal or state program.

We encourage you to fully read the guidance and FAQs and submit your application for any reimbursements meeting those criteria. Please be as specific and detailed as possible in your application about how your request meets the guidelines.

The deadline for Phase 1 applications is August 14.

For more information or if you have questions, please call Sheila Thomas at (417) 739-2564.

Steps For Applying:

  1. Read all guidelines.  To read all guidelines please click here.
  2. Download the application.  To download the application please click here.
  3. Make sure to provide as much detail as possible as to how your request meets the established guidelines. If the Commission determines that a specific request does not meet the criteria for reimbursement, a partial reimbursement could be approved.
  4. Print and complete application, including having the document notarized (see page 13).
  5. Mail, email, fax or deliver the application to the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce.
    • Mailing address:  TRL Chamber, P.O. Box 495, Kimberling City, MO  65686
    • Email Address:  sthomas@visittablerocklake.com
    • Fax Number:  (417) 739-2580
    • Office Location:  14226 St. Hwy 13, Kimberling City, MO)
  6. All questions should be directed to Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce President / CEO Sheila Thomas at (417) 739-2564 or sthomas@visittablerocklake.com.

After Application Submission:

  1. You will receive a notice that your application has been received.
  2. Your application will be reviewed for all required documents and signatures are completed.  You will be contacted if further information is needed.
  3. A panel of community members will review applications and make recommendations to the Stone County Commission. The Commission has the final authority to approve any reimbursements.
  4. You will be notified of funding
  5. Payments will be processed and sent by the Stone County Treasurer.
  6. Please allow 14 days for processing following final approval by the Commission.
  7. All questions should be directed to Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce President / CEO Sheila Thomas at (417 ) 739-2564 or sthomas@visittablerocklake.com.

Have Questions or Need Assistance?

The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce is ready to assist you with questions regarding the disbursement of Stone County's Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic  Security Act (CARES Act) funds.  Whether is a general question about the program or questions regarding your application, please feel free to call us at (417) 739-2564.

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