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Pioneer Place must submit new application to secure county Covid relief funds

Pioneer Place, a care facility in Vale, seeks $750,000 in federal Covid funds from the county. (The Enterprise/FILE)

VALE – Pioneer Place officials must re-apply again for a chance to capture a large infusion of cash from Malheur County to offset unforeseen costs incurred during the Covid pandemic.

Pioneer Place officials last week handed the Malheur County Court a revised application for $750,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds but elected leaders declined the submission because of an incorrect date. The American Rescue Plan Act is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus edict passed by Congress in 2021 that provides relief to states impacted by the Covid pandemic.

“They have to redo their application. That is where we are at now,” said Dan Joyce, Malheur County judge.

Joyce said, though, that for . . .