Boone County News Release

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Administrative Coordinator, Boone County Commission
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Boone County Commission to Host Community Information and Listening Sessions Regarding ARPA Funding Distributions

January 30, 2023 – The Boone County Commission will host Community Information and Listening Sessions at various locations throughout the county regarding the distribution of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The Community Information and Listening Sessions, which are open to the public, will begin Tuesday, February 7, 2023. These sessions will offer community members the opportunity to share their comments and priorities for disbursement of ARPA funding with the Commissioners.

The sessions will also include presentations by the Boone County Commission regarding the application process, timeline, and disbursement schedule for ARPA Funding. 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. Commission approval of applications from the first round of funding is expected by early June 2023.

All Boone County community members are encouraged to attend the Community Information and Listening Sessions at one of the times listed below:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 6:00PM
Hallsville City Hall, 202 MO-124, Hallsville, MO

Wednesday February 8, 2023, at 6:30PM
Centralia City Hall, 114 S. Rollins, Centralia, MO

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 7:30PM
Rocheport Community Hall, 503 3rd Street, Rocheport, MO

Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 6:30PM
Sturgeon Youth Center, 209 S. Turner Street, Sturgeon, MO

Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 6:00PM
Hartsburg Grand, 30 S. 2nd Street, Hartsburg, MO

Friday, February 17, 2023, at 6:00PM
Southern Boone County R-1 Central Office, 5275 W. Red Tail Drive, Ashland, MO

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 7:00PM
Harrisburg R-VIII School District Central Office, 1000 S. Harris Street, Harrisburg, MO

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 6:00PM
Beulah Ralph Elementary School, 5801 S. Hwy KK, Columbia, MO

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 6:00PM
Boone County Commission Chambers, Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO

Community members may also share their comments by completing the survey located at Questions may be directed to