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

Boone County Commission Announces Recipients of Final Round of ARPA Funding

April 30, 2024 – The Boone County Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the final round of Boone County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Following a rigorous review process, the Commission is awarding approximately $6.6 million to 19 organizations across Boone County. The list of awardees can be found below.

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.

In December 2023, the Commission began accepting applications for the final round of Boone County ARPA funding with an application deadline of January 26, 2024. To promote community awareness, the Commissioners held five community listening sessions throughout Boone County prior to the deadline. These meetings, in addition to information shared by local media, led to an applicant pool of over 100 organizations, with requests totaling more than $53 million in funding.

In early February, the Commission initiated a robust screening process, which included a 20-person panel comprised of individuals representing departments and offices across Boone County Government, to thoroughly consider each application. Each application was vetted for adherence to the established regulations for eligibility as set forth by the U.S. Department of the Treasury; feasibility and sustainability of the project; and fulfilment of the mission of improving lives and creating transformative change in Boone County through the use of the one-time funds. 

The Commission would like to extend its thanks to all applicants. The pool of applicants was rich with innovative program proposals focused on improving Boone County and its citizens, which made the selection process difficult but also inspired confidence and hope in the future of Boone County. The awardees are now tasked with carrying out the mission of improving lives and creating transformative change.

The ultimate ARPA award will be effectuated via a contract which will be provided by Boone County Government.

Category Applicant Funding Approved Location
Sewer Infrastructure Boone County Regional Sewer District $220,000 Rocheport
Workforce Childcare Boone County Sheriff's Office $300,000 Unincorporated
Affordable Housing Central Missouri Community Action $750,000 Columbia
Public Health CH Allied Services dba Boone Health - Patient Care Monitors $475,390 Columbia
Stormwater Infrastructure City of Ashland - Stormwater Improvements (026 & 028) $290,000 Ashland
Park Infrastructure City of Centralia - Critical Park Infrastructure $180,000 Centralia
Sewer Infrastructure City of Hallsville - Public Works Water Infrastructure $130,000 Hallsville
Sewer Infrastructure City of Sturgeon $300,000 Sturgeon
Workforce Development Columbia Chamber of Commerce $230,000 Columbia
School Infrastructure Columbia Montessori School - Windows $32,000 Columbia
Service Delivery Daniel Boone Regional Library $250,000 Columbia
Affordable Housing Habitat for Humanity $560,000 Columbia
Affordable Housing Housing Authority of the City of Columbia - Bear Creek Expansion Renovation $835,000 Columbia
Facility Infrastructure JJC - Secure Detention Facility Accommodations $438,225 Unincorporated
Workforce Development Stephens College - Women Work Program $81,292 Columbia
Unsheltered Support Turning Point - Wilkes Blvd United Methodist Church $20,746 Columbia
Sewer Infrastructure Village of Hartsburg - Sewer System Compliance Project $300,000 Hartsburg
Unsheltered Support Voluntary Action Center $350,000 Columbia
Affordable Housing Welcome Inn $850,000 Columbia
TOTAL: $6,592,653