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Putnam Applying For Almost $500K Grant For COVID Mitigation In Jail

Putnam County will apply for an almost $500,000 grant through the Department of Health for the county jail system.

Mayor Randy Porter said that the money will be used to help with COVID mitigation.

“To spread the inmates out more, to change out HVAC systems and so forth,” Porter said. “It can only be spent here on our jail system here in Putnam County so we’re looking to apply for it.”

Porter said that the grant could help ease some of the financial burden with work on the county’s jail addition. He said if they get the $500,000 it could free up some of the money in the county’s bond.

Porter said that the grant does not require a match.