Williamson commissioners approve COVID funds for mental health issues

Williamson County commissioners have approved spending federal American Recovery Act money on several items, including backup generators, a new adult probation office in Liberty Hill and a remodeled facility to help divert people with mental illness issues from jail. 

The commissioners also approved up to $250,000 at their Tuesday meeting for a visiting judge and a court clerk to help with mental health cases at County Court-at-Law #4. 

Last spring, the county was approved to receive $114 million in new federal coronavirus relief funds through the American Recovery Act.

The county already has received part of the money. In August, commissioners approved spending $16.8 million of it for mental health services and breast cancer screening.

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