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Wells Township to apply for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:49:52 EDT
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During the July meeting of the Wells Township Board of Trustees, members discussed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. In accordance with that, the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. The treasury is launching this much-needed relief for ARPA funds to replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs. It supports economic stabilization for households and businesses Based on the recommendation the Michigan Township Association (MTA) Wells Township will apply for ARPA money. The last day to do that is July 27, according to township Clerk Kristin Wright. The board unanimously approved applying for the funding. The funds can be used to provide substantial flexibility for each government to meet local needs - including support for households, small businesses, impacted industries, essential workers, and the communities hardest hit by the crisis. These funds can also be used to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure. Congress has allocated funds to tens of thousands of eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments. These allocations include: $195.3 million to states and the District of Columbia. 65.1 million to counties, $46.6 million to metropolitan cities, $20 million for tribal governments, $4.5 million for territories, and $19.5 million for non-entitled units of local government. In other money issues, Supervisor Karen Varney directed Wright to write a letter to Emterra Environmental asking them to explain the continued environmental fee being added to the garbage bill.