Board OKs allocations of American Rescue Plan Act funds

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 19, authorized a provisional spending plan for county’s share of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, designating portions of the county’s $479 million allocation to infrastructure improvements, homeless relief, child care and other needs.“We continue to focus on really getting these dollars out into the community,” Joan Perez, director of Transportation & Land Management Agency, said ahead of the board’s 5-0 vote.The county received the first half of its ARPA distribution – $239.9million – in May, and the balance is due next spring. None of the funds have been expended, however, because jurisdictions throughout the nation have been awaiting final criteria from the U.S. Treasury on what qualifies as approp
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