VANDERBURGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REVIEW PLANS FOR REMAINING AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) FUNDS AT UPCOMING MEETING

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 EVANSVILLE, IN. (June 13, 2022) – The Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners will review multiple plans for the remaining American Rescue Plan (ARP) Coronavirus Local Recovery Funds at the upcoming Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in room 301 of the Civic Center Complex. 

Vanderburgh County received over $35.2 million dollars in 2021 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Initial projects awarded funding included a $9.9 million dollar historic broadband expansion contract with AT&T, providing fiber connectivity for all properties in the unincorporated county by 2023, as well as over $5.9 million dollars in water and sewer infrastructure projects. All ARP funding must be fully disbursed by December 2024. 

Several projects are under consideration for funding, including submissions from local non-profit and cultural organizations. The Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners welcomes the opportunity to leverage American Rescue Plan Act funding to make a positive impact in the community. 

Commission President Jeff Hatfield notes, “This will be a very good financial boost to many organizations that still have not fully recovered from 2020. I’m looking forward to hearing from them.” Vice President of the Commission Ben Shoulders adds, “I’m extremely excited to continue to help our community in many ways with the remaining unallocated county ARP funds. I look forward to discussing all requests on Tuesday. It will be a very important day for Vanderburgh County.” 

Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave states, “The American Rescue Plan delivered funds designed to help recover from COVID19. This includes impacts from delayed court hearings, insufficient space for public hearings and employees, and the effects of closing venues and cultural organizations. The plans under consideration by the Commissioners will provide much needed relief.”