Sturgis Hasn't Decided On How To Use ARPA Funds
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, May 7, 2022

Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes (photo courtesy of City of Sturgis)

(STURGIS) – The City of Sturgis hasn't decided how to use their ARPA funds.

During last Wednesday's Sturgis City Commission meeting, City Manager Mike Hughes shared that he needed to file paperwork on the money Sturgis received under the American Rescue Plan Act. The City was given $1,141,368.58 from ARPA's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program.

The program is intended to provide support to State, territorial, local and Tribal governments in responding to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19. It's also supposed to help those entities efforts to contain impacts on their communities, residents and businesses.

Hughes says so far, no decision has been made on how to spend this money. ...... {LISTEN}.

Hughes explains what and how the City can use the funds. ...... {LISTEN}.

Hughes says by comparison, St. Joseph County is asking for input from the community on what they should allocate $1million of their ARPA funds for.

Sturgis has until December 31, 2024 to decide how to spend their ARPA funds, then they have until December 31, 2026 to spend the money.


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