Local Springfield businessman and community activist Lyle Foster has been named the grants administrator for Greene County’s CARES Act Relief Fund.
Foster will be responsible for establishing the grant application process for the County. He will also review and grade the procedures that will guide the distribution of $34 million in coronavirus relief funds provided to the county by the federal government.
“It is because the impact of the novel coronavirus is far from being fully realized, I appreciate how important and needed the CARES Act funds are for our area’s ongoing recovery and mitigation processes,” Foster said in a statement. “The Greene County Commission has a tremendous task in front of them and one they are taking extremely seriously as is evidenced by the establishment of this role. I look forward to being a part of making the management of these funds as equitable and transparent as possible.”
Foster has more than 40 years of experience in grant writing, reviewing, and management. He has more than 20 years experience in operations of non-profit charitable groups.
The county has until the end of 2020 to distribute the funds to agencies who are or were engaged in charitable relief efforts connected to the Coronavirus outbreak. Foster will officially begin the process June 11, and the County Commission expects to see the grant application process by midsummer.