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For Immediate Release

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

Boone County Begins ARPA Application Review Process

January 30, 2024 – The Boone County Commission is pleased to announce the kickoff of the review process for the second, and final, round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The 17-person review team held its first meeting January 29, quickly following the Friday, January 26 application deadline.

By Friday’s deadline, the Commission had received over 100 applications for funding, totaling approximately $54 million. With the total amount of funds requested far greater than the approximately $6.5 million available, a thorough review process will be critical leading up to final decisions.

Each proposal will be put through a robust review, which has already begun. The Commission remains hopeful that approved projects will be announced in Spring 2024.

During January 2024, the Commissioners held five community information and listening sessions throughout Boone County to increase awareness of the funding opportunity. These meetings, in addition to information shared by local media and interest generated during the first round of funding in Spring 2023, helped lead to a large and diverse applicant pool.

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 Boone County Commission accepted applications for the first round of ARPA funding in Spring 2023, ultimately awarding approximately $12 million to 26 organizations across Boone County.

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.