The Benton County Quorum Court is moving forward with the allocation of the a portion of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds.
- Initiative: The ARP was set in place to provide funds to the nation to keep communities afloat during the pandemic. Benton County will receive $54m over the course of 2 years.
- Allocation: The AMP committee voted to give a large portion to fire departments, $1.5m to employees who worked through the pandemic, and other improvements. There have been 25 applications for funding submitted.
Read more about the allocation of funds HERE.