GENESEO, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2023 – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors recently announced the allocation of nearly $2.9 million as part of its multi-year spending plan of one-time federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) stimulus funds.
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 received approximately $12,200,000 in ARPA over two distributions with a requirement that all funds be exhausted by the end of 2024.
“Through this once-in-a-generation funding opportunity, the Board, along with County administration, continues to work hard to maximize these one-time federal dollars with an emphasis on county government, small business development, community and economic development and significant improvements to our technological infrastructure and broadband capabilities,” said David L. LeFeber, Chair of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors.
At its January 11th meeting, the Board of Supervisors furthered its commitment to enhancing community-oriented green spaces after delegating $340,000 ($20,000/Town) to help support improvements to parks, trails or other forms of outdoor activities.
Furthermore, the Board authorized disbursements to bolster technological infrastructure and hardware, mental health initiatives, records management, state-of-the-art training facilities for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Emergency Management along with various improvements throughout several County facilities.
Among the initiatives and projects that received approval include:
- $340,000 distributed equally among the County’s 17 towns to make improvements to green spaces including parks, trails and other areas used for outdoor recreation.
- $150,000 to Central Services to build new office space for Human Resources at 1 Murray Hill Drive and to make upgrades to the County’s campus centers.
- $700,000 to replace the County’s fire training tower at the EOC campus with a state-of-the-art facility that will help to provide critical training opportunities for first responders.
- $155,000 to support mental health initiatives geared towards youth including suicide awareness/prevention programming.
- $50,000 for equipment and material updates for the County’s Probation Department.
- $290,000 for Records Management to fund archival and conservation initiatives, HVAC system replacement and scanning services for County departments and local towns.
- $1,000,000 to fund the construction of a classroom at the Sheriff’s Office Training Facility.
- $100,000 for Social Services to replace aging equipment including desks, chairs, tables and computer hardware.
Previously, the Board of Supervisors announced commitments to strengthen its investment in workforce development, broadband, technology, community development, mental health resources, infrastructure and other key priorities using ARPA funding.
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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.