Theaters to get state COVID funds

Movie theaters will get $5 million to be distributed $10,000 per screen. Kansas Legislative leaders signed off on the governor's proposal to spend $38.5 million in federal relief funds by the end of the year.

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November 23, 2020 - 9:48 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is including movie theaters among the businesses to receive aid as the state gets close to wrapping up its distribution of federal coronavirus relief funds.

Legislative leaders signed off Friday on a proposal from Gov. Laura Kelly’s pandemic recovery office to allocate $38.5 million in federal relief funds. The state received $1.25 billion and must spend the dollars by the end of the year.

The proposal called for distributing $20 million for aid to businesses that have struggled because of restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic and $18.5 million on public health.

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