CARES Act funding is helping communities through the pandemic, but is it enough? | Alaska Insight

With $290 million dollars of Alaska CARES Act funding, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced new measures to ease access to that money. So how have communities around the state used their CARES Act funding?

Lori Townsend speaks with Nils Andreassen, executive director of Alaska Municipal League, and Lynn Kenealy, local government specialist with the state Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, about how communities are spending the funds.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.

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