Legislators Approve $7 Million to Fund COVID-19 Response in Latino, Marshallese Communities

Jul 29, 2020

On Tuesday, lawmakers on the Arkansas Legislative Council convened a special meeting to consider two funding requests from the Department of Health. One of the requests for $7 million dollars would be allocated to the Northwest Arkansas Council to carry out testing, contact tracing and case management programs that specifically target the Latinx and Marshallese communities. The funding comes from the $1.25 billion the state received from the federal CARES Act.