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

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.

Kevin Boucher is a retired broadcaster. Most recently he was a news reporter for WSIU radio. He grew up watching nature programs including Mutual of Omaha’s wild kingdom and the many Jacques Cousteau specials which sparked his passion with nature. Kevin also is an avid hiker and loves seeing and writing stories about the many fascinating plants and animals we share our planet with. Kevin is married and has lived in Murphysboro since 1976, after living in many places, including Japan, as the son of a Navy officer.

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