Hamilton County outlines how it’ll spend $65M in federal relief funds

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Hamilton County says its commissioners successful August volition see a program to walk $65 cardinal from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The intent of the national funds “is delivering nonstop alleviation to the American people, rescuing the American economy, and starting to bushed the virus,” according to a White House webpage.

The plan, which is inactive being developed, volition analyse 5 areas for investment, successful this order: “revenue simplification recovery,” h2o and sewer infrastructure, broadband development, economical improvement and relief, and a reserve money for contingencies. The funds indispensable beryllium spent by 2026.

A quality merchandise issued Friday by the region said, “The funds tin beryllium utilized to enactment ongoing effect and betterment to the COVID-19 pandemic and code the antagonistic economical impact, supplement authorities gross to the grade of nonaccomplishment for the intent of providing nationalist services, put successful water, sewer and broadband infrastructure, and supply premium wage for indispensable workers during the pandemic.”

A committee of region commissioners and councilors, the region auditor, the region lawyer and unit members volition made the last recommendation. The last program volition beryllium presented to the region commissioners astatine their nationalist gathering starting astatine 1 p.m. Aug. 9 successful the judicial halfway connected the Hamilton County Courthouse Square.

Statements

“We privation to reassure our residents that our tendency and extremity is to efficaciously and efficiently administer the ARPA funds, making definite we are doing close by and taking attraction of our community.”

Mark Heirbrandt, president of the Hamilton County Commissioners

“The committee volition found a assistance program, with an online exertion portal, done which organizations tin use to person funding. We are moving hard to get the portal functional truthful that we tin assistance the organizations that person been struggling and instrumentality attraction of our community.”   

Sue Maki, Hamilton County Council member

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