Kent County ARPA

 

Investing in a stronger community and a better future

 

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Join one of our community
engagement forums.

We are collecting community opinions and general ideas for the use of Kent County’s ARPA funds. Survey closes on Friday, July 1.

Have a funding proposal? Submit an ARPA proposal funding request for your program. Form closes on Friday, July 15.

What is ARPA?

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021, by President Joe Biden. It provided $350 billion to eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to aid equitable public health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be distributed through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF).

Featured Projects

 

Kent County was awarded more than $127 million in ARPA funding. These funds provide us a rare opportunity to make strategic long-term investments, both within the County organization and throughout our county as a region.
Knapp’s Corner Drain Project

Knapp’s Corner Drain Project

Thanks to ARPA funding, the drain project will be upgraded to pump the storm water runoff into a secondary detention basin that has an outlet. The water will then slowly soak into the ground and contaminants will be filtered out through the soil before water is released into the Grand River.

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Broadband Initiative Consultant Support

Broadband Initiative Consultant Support

A consultant will complete an analysis of access to broadband countywide and provide best practices and recommendations for broadband installation projects, models for partnering with local units and providers to fund projects and monitoring evolving broadband technology.

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