Starksboro reviews ARPA proposals

The Starksboro selectboard is considering how to divvy up the remaining funds of the town’s $521,300 share of American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Bristol allots ARPA funds to update skatepark

Roller bladers, scooter riders and other skatepark fans in Bristol have a lot to get excited about. 

Bristol creates grant writer role, considers ARPA projects

The town of Bristol is in the process of developing a grant writer and administrator position that municipal officials hope will help the town bring in more money.

Middlebury to see water, sewer work

The town of Middlebury is preparing to invest millions in its water, sewer and transportation infrastructure, a to-do list that will benefit this year from $2.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.

ARPA grant to help Collins treat wastewater

An American Rescue Plan Act grant of $829,409 awarded by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation jointly to Collins Aerospace and the city of Vergennes will ease the Panton Road firm’s burden on the city’s wastewater system.

Bristol reviews ideas for ARPA funds

The projects recommended for funding included sprinklers for the Bristol Family Center and a grant-writing position for the town, among others.

City residents to weigh in on ARPA in March

Vergennes residents will likely get a chance to weigh in on how the city will spend its roughly $770,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. 

Editorial: How to spend ARPA funds

Too many voices confuse best options. That’s because while the ARPA funds represent a significant windfall for small towns, it’s not so much that it can solve multiple ills. 

Students push towns to broaden ARPA focus

Municipal officials and citizens in Addison County differ on how towns should spend their share of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and on how extensive public participation has been in making those funding decisions.

Council decides to hold off spending ARPA funds

The Vergennes City Council last week declined to spend $20,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money to co-fund with Ferrisburgh a $40,000 study how the two communities — and other towns in the area — could cooperate in providing fire protection and em … (read more)

Ferrisburgh targets ARPA funds for first responders, bridge

The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Oct. 4 voted to earmark about $188,000 of the town’s roughly $800,000 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for pressing town needs

Bristol ARPA committee to begin reviewing ideas

Priorities for spending Bristol’s $1.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds appear to be coalescing around several themes.

Middlebury is zeroing in on its ARPA spending plan

Middlebury officials are zeroing in on potential uses for the town’s $2.6 million in federal COVID relief funding, uses that will likely include support of wastewater, water, transportation and broadband infrastructure improvements, as well as a temporary … (read more)

Ferrisburgh board plans to hold ARPA meeting

Selectboard Chair Jess James said the board plans to hold a meeting devoted to requests for ARPA funds, including a discussion of the town’s priorities and long-range vision for how the funds could do the most good.

Editorial: Governor’s budget: It’s easy to just say ‘yes’

Like last year, another year of record federal aid, the governor didn’t have to fret about which programs to trim, but rather which programs got extra funding and which taxes got reduced.