The Warren County Board of Supervisors ARPA Advisory Committee met Wednesday, August 23 at Warren County Municipal Center. This meeting is videoarchived here on YouTube.
The Warren County Board of Supervisors has largely wrapped up its ARPA funding application and distribution process, though the return of funding from organizations that are unable to use their allocations may result in additional distributions.
ARPA Program Background
On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act. The bill includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities.
The American Rescue Plan includes $2.2 billion for the 57 counties of New York State of which Warren County will receive $12.4 million.
This funding can be used to respond to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus as well as address the economic devastation that came with it, including assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits, aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel and hospitality.