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By Caleb Vierkant
Sentinel writer 

City to apply for COVID-19 grant funds


March 18, 2021

The City and Borough of Wrangell will apply for $125,000 in COVID-19 grant funding from the state Department of Health and Social Services, after the assembly approved the action at a special meeting March 11.

The funding is for "COVID-19 testing and vaccination enhancement," according to the meeting's agenda packet. While the city does not have a specific plan for how to use the funding, it needed to act quickly to get its application in by the March 15 deadline, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said.

There are several ideas for how the grant money could be used. The main goal for the city, Vo...

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