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Richardson County releases ARPA Funds

(KLZA)-- Richardson County Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to award $427,157 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to three of the groups that had submitted applications.

Richardson County Rural Water District #2 will receive $200 thousand, less than half the $499,613 they applied for.

The City of Humboldt / Humboldt Volunteer Rescue Squad will receive $130,000 which is half the amount they had applied for to purchase a new ambulance.

Richardson County Drainage District #7 was awarded $97,157 for levee stabilization and improvements. They had applied for $194,315.

Three entities applying for funds will not receive funding. Falls City EDGE has sought $400,000 for housing improvements in Falls City. The Richardson County House of Hope applied for $350 thousand for transitional housing and the Village of Rulo applied for $51,860 for improvements to the Rulo Public Library.

Commissioner David Sickel cast the nay vote.

Sickel had made a motion to approve one-third of the requested ARPA funding for the same three groups that received funding. That would have been nearly $318 thousand. The motion died due to the lack of a second.

A motion by Commissioner John Caverzagie to approve one-half of the requested funds for the three groups also died due to the lack of a second.

In April Commissioners decided to keep $700 thousand in ARPA funds back to be used for various road and bridge projects, courthouse improvements and communication upgrades. Richardson County received approximately $1,527,000 in ARPA funds, while requests for funding from various entities came to nearly $1,756,000.

To this point, the County has spent nearly $82 thousand of the total, including more than $79 thousand on courthouse plumbing upgrades.

With the $427,157 awarded Tuesday, plus the $700 thousand the County will keep in reserves, it leaves a balance of approximately $318,565 in ARPA funds.

Commissioners will be developing a plan for what to do with the remaining ARPA funds.


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