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ARPA FUNDS EXPECTED TO FLOW TO MISSOURI

A MISSOURI HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY WILL HOLD A MID-JULY HEARING IN JEFFERSON CITY. HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL STIMULUS SPENDING CHAIRMAN DOUG RICHEY OF EXCELSIOR SPRINGS SAYS THE HEARING WILL INVOLVE RESTRICTED MONEY THAT WILL COME TO MISSOURI UNDER THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OF 2021…

MISSOURI IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FUNDING FROM ARPA, BUT IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT THE EXACT AMOUNT WILL BE. CHAIRMAN RICHEY SAYS THERE WILL BE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ONE-TIME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR STATE BUILDINGS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.ARPA STANDS FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (DESE) HAS SUBMITTED THE APPLICATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE MISSOURI’S ALLOCATION OF FEDERAL EDUCATION DOLLARS. 90 PERCENT OF THE ONE-POINT-NINE BILLION DOLLARS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND TO LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCIES.


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