Greene County has received the first of a two-phase allocation as part of the federal government’s American Rescue Plan. An initial deposit of $28,464,260 arrived on May 19 and the second allocation is scheduled to arrive next year.
In total, Greene County will receive $56,928,520 in ARP funding to support local efforts to recover from COVID-19.
While ARP is similar to the CARES Act of 2020 - both stimulus packages are designed to support the economic response and recovery related to COVID-19 - there are several differences with this new program. The two most notable differences being the timeframe for expenditures and the expanded qualifying uses. ARP funds are allowed to cover costs incurred by Dec. 31, 2024. Qualifying uses for ARP funds include:
The County is awaiting final program guidelines and regulations from the US Treasury. We appreciate your patience as the ARP is rolled out nationwide. (For a list of frequently asked questions from the US Treasury, click here.)
For questions, contact Dr. Lyle Foster, grant administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.