Mental Health, affordable housing priorities for Greene County ARPA relief

Following the results of a community survey, the Green County Commission last week set its priorities for spending the latest federal coronavirus relief operations.

And while the county has been reluctant to allocate any of this money while awaiting final federal guidance, they maintain that those who have experienced the pandemic “will not be left alone.”

Individuals who have experienced worsening difficulties during these turbulent times need an appropriate and effective response. Economic insecurity, housing inequality, and poor health outcomes continue to present seemingly insurmountable barriers to citizens,” reads the report detailing the county’s priorities for their federal relief.

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law in March. More than $673 billion of this money has been allocated to state and local governments.

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