Wayne County officials are gearing up to distribute CARES Grant funding.

County Commissioners say they are in the final stages of the grant process. They have closed the applications, and they are now deciding who will receive the money. However, they say there are a lot of factors that go into this decision such as how much you applied for, if your business is related to tourism or if you had to shutdown. So, they are asking for your patience.

"All that takes a lot of time and a lot of caring, and a lot of identifying of a lot of the different qualifiers," Brian Smith, Chairman of the Wayne County Commissioners, said.

Smith tells us they are hoping to announce the recipients by the end of the week.