American Rescue Plan Act to help fund village improvements


INDIANTOWN -- The Village of Indiantown recently received a portion of a grant award made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package. The ARPA funds were designed to help local governments recover from economic and health impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although these funds were not included in the budget, the Village anticipates receiving $3.5 million when the funds are available. Council action will allocate the funds.

Back on Sept. 8 village manager, Howard Brown said the Village had received the first half of an allocated $1.7 million from the American Rescue Fund on Friday, Sept. 3. Brown said the other half the funds would arrive on or after Sept. 3 2022.

According to the Village announcement, projects supported by the ARPA funding include enterprise resource planning systems for code compliance, permits, technology upgrades, educational and training programs, and other functions. For example, additional vehicles and renovations to existing facilities.