GENESEO, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2022 — The Livingston County Board of Supervisors approved the distribution of $2,775,000 as part of its multi-year spending plan of one-time federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) stimulus monies.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a federal bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. It was created to support projects that provide for economic resiliency and enhance communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Livingston County government is slated to receive approximately $12,200,000 from ARPA over two distributions, with a requirement that all funds be spent by the end of calendar year 2024.
Following its meeting on August 10, the Board of Supervisors announced commitments to numerous initiatives as part of the County’s Capital Improvement Plan. Using ARPA funding, significant updates will be made to Al Lorenz Park, the Government Center Complex in Geneseo and the Mount Morris Campus, Information Technology and further efforts will be made to strengthen the County’s emergency response infrastructure.
“Through federal funding received from the American Rescue Plan Act, Livingston County will be able to make investments in critical areas that may have previously gone unfunded,” added Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle. “With these investments, the County will continue to bolster its abilities to serve the residents of Livingston County in an impactful way.”
As part of its Capital Improvement Plan, the County will begin working on the following initiatives:
- $800,000 to the Central Services Department to make significant improvements to the electrical infrastructure on the Mt. Morris Campus including a secondary feed. The current infrastructure dates back to the 1930s when parts of the campus were originally constructed.
- $700,000 for a Livingston County Information and Technology Services plan to further improve network infrastructure, increase storage capacities, construct new servers and improve the overall end-user experience.
- $675,000 to the Central Services Department to upgrade parking lot lighting, replace curbs and to repave the Government Center Complex in Geneseo.
- $500,000 to Central Services to install electric feeds and lighting at Al Lorenz Park.
- $100,000 to the Office of Emergency Management to improve and strengthen the Livingston County emergency response infrastructure through improvements to the EMS facility.
The announcement marks the latest distribution of funding through ARPA as the County approved five initiatives earlier this year. Those transfers were used to enhance broadband technology, community development, tourism, mental health resources and more.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.