TOP PHOTO: State Rep. Dennis Powers, pictured at an event last fall, breaks down the dollar amounts of the ARP funds that are headed to Campbell County.
KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – State Rep. Dennis Powers recently attended a presentation by the Tennessee Comptroller and his staff to learn more about the American Rescue Plan money coming to Campbell County.
Last Wednesday, at the University of Tennessee, Powers was on hand to learn more regarding the latest COVID-19 package (now called ARP or American Rescue Plan) passed by the federal government and the money that is coming to the states, counties and local municipalities.
Powers said some of the money is restricted, some of it is flexible and then some (the state grants) are unrestricted. “Half of the money will be distributed soon and the second half will be distributed in 12 months,” said the representative.
“I have had a lot of questions about how much money was going to be distributed and how it could be used. So, I hope this answers the questions of how much and when it will be distributed,” said Powers.
He said most of the money is to be used for COVID-19 mitigation. “The uses and the guidelines are more complex and most of the answers can be found at tncot.cc/covid,” stated Powers.
Below is what was emailed to Powers regarding the allocations for Campbell County, its municipalities, and the school system:
ARP Allocation: $7.73 million
State Grant: $432,321
ARP Allocation: $637,341
State Grant: $38,501
ARP Allocation: $610,636
State Grant: $37,516
ARP Allocation: $642,385
State Grant: $38,687
ARP Allocation: $1.98 million
State Grant: $88,172
Campbell County Schools
ARP/ESSER 3.0 Allocation: $15.82 million (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/21/2021-6AM)