Hudson Valley counties have received between $9 and $75 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding from the federal government. But how the counties are divvying up their federal windfall, and their methodology for bringing the public into that decision-making, has varied.
The federal funds are delivered in two tranches: half were paid out in May 2021, with the other half to be distributed to counties in May. Each local government can decide how to spend those dollars, in a relatively short period of time — allocations must be made by Dec. 31, 2024, and funds must be spent by year end 2026.
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