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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Application Deadline for First Round of Boone County ARPA Funding Approaches

March 13, 2023 – The Boone County Commission is reminding the public of the approaching March 31 deadline for applications for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Businesses and organizations should note that the first deadline to submit applications to the Boone County Commission is set for 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023. Applications may be emailed to, hand-delivered to the Commission Office, or mailed to Boone County Commission, 801 E. Walnut, Room 333, Columbia, MO 65201. Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2023.

The funding application can be found at The first round of funding will allocate up to $15 million in ARPA funds. Commission approval of applications from the first round of funding is expected by early June 2023.

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 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.