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Posted on: June 23, 2022

HHS Looking for Public Input on ARP Allocations

A Message from Wright County Health & Human Services:

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), part of the American Rescue Plan Act was passed and became law in March of 2021. The Act provides $350 billion to State, Local, and Tribal government relief and a means of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are allocated to provide resources to aid governments in creating new programs and supporting current ones directly linked to the challenges that arose from the pandemic. Wright County’s ARP-SLFRF allocation is $26,878,110.00. All funds must be obligated to programs or projects by December 31, 2024

To gather community input on the spending of ARPA funding, participants in the 2021 Community Health Survey were asked, “As Wright County prioritizes support across communities with COVID-19 recovery funds, what areas of concern do you think we should address?”. The 684 comments received were analyzed and categorized into themes by Wright County Public Health staff. The results from this analysis and recommendations based on the feedback received was published in the ARP Fund Allocation Survey Report (https://www.co.wright.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/26249/CHA-ARPA-Report)

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