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Carbondale is accepting applications for groups to apply for funds through the American Rescue Plan Act

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The city of Carbondale is taking applications from community-minded agencies to receive money from the American Rescue Plan Act, also known as ARPA.

The city received several million dollars from the program and wants to use some of the funds to bounce back from COVID-19. Roni LeForge is the Public Relations Officer for the City.

"The city as part of that, was awarded 7.8 million dollars to fund organizations or agencies in the community that can support Carbondale's recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency and you know public health crisis, as well as all the economic impacts that go along with it."

LeForge says the deadline to apply is February 25 and to apply online, visit: https://www.explorecarbondale.com/DocumentCenter/View/7178/FINAL---SLFRF-Funding-Application-11-19-2021-PDF
Any questions can be directed to Roni LeForge 457-3262.

The city expects to begin awarding winning applications this June.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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