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County to Receive Funds from the State

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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Washington County is getting ready to receive funds from the state of Iowa.  As previously reported on KCII, the Board of Supervisors approved a cost allocation plan from the Department of Human Services.  The plan which was conducted by Cost Advisory Services in Adel shows indirect expenses the county incurred of more than $118,000.

County Auditor Dan Widmer says these are costs that happen at the local DHS office.  He adds this plan occurs every year.  The amount being refunded this year is a little over $40,000, which Widmer notes is about 34 percent of the total claims reimbursed.

He says the amount the county is receiving is about $5000 less than last year and almost $20,000 less than the year before.  He says the refund to the county will be paid on a quarterly basis in the next fiscal year and is put into the DHS line item in the budget.