NORRISTOWN- A town hall meeting to discuss Montgomery County’s use of its American Rescue Plan Act funds will be hosted at the George Washington Carver Community Center (249 Jacoby St.) July 25 at 6 p.m.
The county released this week its draft recovery plan for the proposed use of $161.4 million in ARPA funds that includes approximately $20 million for Norristown programs. Some of the preliminary approvals include:
- $4.3 million partially funding the renovation of the ACLAMO center at 801 W. Marshall St.;
- $1.75 million partially funding the renovation of the George Washington Carver Community Center, including work to upgrade the center’s pool facility; and
- $7 million allocated to acquisition, construction, and/or renovation of a recreation/community facility in Norristown in a site to be determined.
A full look at the county’s draft plan and feedback portal can be found at https://www.montcopa.org/3821/Recovery-Office.
The Municipality of Norristown received its own allotment of ARPA fund in the amount of $20.1 million, approximately half of which has been approved for investment in community parks, infrastructure, and budget relief. Residents provided feedback on investment with the remaining funds during community meetings on July 12 and 14. A full list of approved municipal ARPA projects can be found at Norristown.org, and feedback can still be submitted at NorristownBuzz.org.
Feedback on the county’s draft plan will be accepted by the county Recovery Office through July 29. A final plan approval can be expected by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 18.