By Doug Cook
Prescott Daily Courier
August 24, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was approved by Congress on March 10 in an effort to continue combating problems that communities like Prescott Valley are facing from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a study session on Aug. 19, the Prescott Valley Town Council began discussing ways in which the town could spend more than $7.6 million from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CLFRF) program.
Prescott Valley Finance Director Katie Pehl said the town received $3.8 million of the $7.6 million in June and is expected to receive the remaining $3.8 million in June 2022.
The town must commit to spending the money by Dec. 31, 2024, Pehl said, and that any projects using the money must be completed by Dec. 31, 2026.