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Fountain expects $7.7M in federal ARPA funds


Last updated 6/16/2021 at 9:29am

Karin Hill

Girl of the West Georgia Strimenos, right, and Sharon Iverson, assistant to the director of the Girl of the West Program, display a poster for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at last Tuesday's Fountain City Council meeting.

At its June 8 meeting the Fountain City Council discussed the $7.7 million in federal aid expected through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Officials also reviewed the city's current budget status and outlook for the 2022 budget.

The city is still finalizing how it intends to spend the ARPA money, but officials expect to be able to offer local business microgrants up to $15,000 once again. Other priorities include offering $1,000 in hazard pay to public safety employees in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic; improvements to water and sewer infrastructure; broadband...

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