Johnson County received $124M in CARES Act funds for pandemic relief — Here’s how it was spent

Overland Park pandemic relief

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson County received $124.3 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economics Security (CARES) Act. The county spent the largest portion of the funds on payroll expenses, closely followed by small-business assistance and costs associated with COVID testing.

By Madison Hopkins

In the early days of the COVID pandemic, millions of taxpayer dollars flowed into the Kansas City area through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economics Security (CARES) Act.