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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Lenna Peterson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (573) 886-4307

Applications Open for ARPA Funding From the Boone County Commission

January 17, 2023—The Boone County Commission (Commission) is announcing its plan and process for awarding American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The Act established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, which provides funding that must be allocated for pandemic rescue and recovery efforts.

The Commission is now accepting applications from businesses and organizations for ARPA funding. The application can be found at The first round of funding will allocate up to $15 million in ARPA funds. The application deadline for the first round of funding is set for 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Commission will be announcing public information and comment sessions across Boone County in the coming weeks. Commission approval of applications from the first round of funding is expected by early June 2023.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has established guidelines for eligibility for ARPA funding. Business and organizations are encouraged to review the ARPA Final Rule FAQs (, Final Rule Overview (, or other guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury to determine if they may be eligible for funding. After determining potential eligibility, businesses and organizations are invited to submit an application to the Commission via the website.

Businesses and organizations should note that the first deadline to submit applications for funding to the Boone County Commission is set for 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023.