The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included $350 billion in pandemic-related aid for state and local governments. Vermont will receive more than $1.25 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding from ARPA. While the legislature and the governor will determine how more than $1 billion of that funding will be spent, Congress directed nearly $200 million of that funding directly to Vermont’s cities, towns, and villages. City councils and Selectboards will have discretion over how to spend their allocations. The State of Vermont will not be allowed to add any additional rules to the roughly $200 million distributed directly to municipalities.
Mendon will be receiving approximately $300,000.
American Rescue Plan Act | Vermont League of Cities and Towns (vlct.org
ACCEPTABLE USE OF FUNDS: H.R. 1319: THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT 2021 — Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (ruekertmielke.com)
You may be asking: How is my community using the ARPA funds? | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com)
The Mendon Selectboard is soliciting proposals and ideas from individuals and organizations and will be holding a Community Outreach Meeting on January 20, 2022 at 5:00pm at the Mendon Town Office.