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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