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Kenmore Receives $6.4 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funds

City seeks partner organization to assist with $1 million direct cash assistance to low-income residents

The City of Kenmore will receive $6.4 million in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds in two payments: half to be received in mid-2021 and the remainder to be received in mid-2022. The funds come from the federal government's response to the COVID-19 crisis to aid in recovery from the pandemic.

At the May 24, 2021, Kenmore City Council meeting, the Council voted to direct $1 million of Kenmore’s ARPA funds for direct cash assistance to the approximately 2,600 Kenmore residents whose income is at or below 30% of our Area Median Income. The City is working to identify a nonprofit agency or other organization to partner with to assist with disbursing the funds.

Beyond the $1 million in direct cash assistance, the City Council will set guiding principles and a high-level strategy for use of the remaining funds. The federal government has established requirements, limitations and allowable uses for the funds, which are intended to address economic fallout, support individuals and businesses and make investments to ensure a strong and equitable response to - and recovery from - the pandemic.

For more information about ARPA funds and Kenmore go to the city's ARPA webpage.

Source: Kenmore City press release

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