CARES Act funds could bring urgent care to county
Milam County will consider using COVID-19 grant funds to bring an urgent care center to Cameron.
During a meeting with city and county leaders on Thursday, Milam County Judge Steve Young announced the county would look into using the $622,000 allocated to the county through the CARES Act grant funding to renovate the professional building on the old Little River Hospital grounds.
Young said that those funds, which the county was given through the CARES Act, must be spent with on something related to COVID-19.
The county had previously been approached by Danielle Janicek about opening an urgent care facility in the professional building, though the cost to the county of renovating it for her would be cost prohibitive.
Young said the county could justify spending the CARES Act money on the renovations if an urgent care facility opened and provided COVID-19 care and testing.
Young said he will present such a proposal to the commissioners during their meeting regular meeting on Monday, June 22. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Milam County Courthouse. All in attendance are asked to wear masks.
Young also said commissioners will open bids for renovations on Monday for the old hospital building to be converted to a county annex. He said the county will also look to submit an application to the Economic Development Administration for possible infrastructure grant funding to pay for those renovations.