Erie Metropolis Council OKs $31M deployment of COVID funds

Greater than $30 million in American Rescue Plan funds will quickly be distributed all through the town of Erie.

Two of Mayor Joe Schember’s largest plans for the usage of ARP funds — targeted on blight, housing rehabilitation, helping companies, lowering blight, funding environmental cleanups and a bunch of different initiatives — had been authorized by Erie Metropolis Council on the panel’s common assembly on Wednesday evening.

Erie Mayor Joe Schember.

The funding represents roughly 40% of the town’s total $76 million allocation from the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus invoice, signed into regulation this 12 months by President Joe Biden

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