Clark County, KYWinchester Sun
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is delivering $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to help address the COVID-19 emergency and bring back jobs. Local and tribal governments across our nation have been gifted a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make meaningful investments in systems and structures that often determine the life course of the most vulnerable citizens in our communities. For many localities, including our own, ARPA funds represent the largest fiscal stimulus in decades. Locally, Winchester and Clark County will receive more than $10 million in ARPA funds with roughly 70 percent going to the county and 30 percent to the city. Input and robust dialogue from diverse sectors of this community should occur prior to decisions about utilizing the funds.