Anxious for relief, rural municipalities navigate spending rules for CARES Act funds

Over the last few months, cities, boroughs and communities across Alaska have received more than $350 million in federal coronavirus relief. Communities have the freedom to decide how they want to spend that money as long as they follow federal guidelines. But, as KCAW’s Erin McKinstry reports from Sitka, leaders in some of Alaska’s smallest towns say that following those guidelines hasn’t always been easy.

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