The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan approved last month by Congress and President Biden will distribute stimulus funds to city, county, and state entities across the country to help speed up the nation’s recovery from economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nebraska will receive a total of $1.77 billion from ARP with allocations to counties, municipalities, and villages based on their population.
Allocations in the Minden Courier coverage area include $1.26 million to Kearney County, $130,000 to Axtell, $10,000 to Heartwell, $60,000 to Hildreth, $500,000 to Minden, $20,000 to Upland, and $60,000 to Wilcox.
Entities will receive their allocations in two halves with the first half expected in May and the second half anticipated to arrive in March 2022. Guidelines for the use of these funds include:
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