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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Everly council mulls federal ARPA funds

City is limited on what it can spend money on

 

September 23, 2021



The Everly City Council on Monday debated what to do with $40,981 in free money, but answers were few and far between.

The chunk of change came courtesy of the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was passed by Congress earlier this year to provide $1.9 trillion in economic stimulus to help offset pandemic-related losses. Everly will receive another payment worth a similar amount in the near future to bring its total to $81,963.

The money must be spent by 2024; however, it comes with strict stipulations.

“They’re really tight on how you spend it,” s...



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