Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar Hosts ARPA Funding Town Hall for 16th District – The Southland Journal

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Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar Hosts Town Hall on ARPA Funds for the 16th District (Cook County, IL) – Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar was joined by members of the Cook County Chairman’s Office and the Cook County Finance Board in a virtual town hall. This town hall reviewed the funding the county has received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), where the money will be allocated, and how that funding will impact the 16th District.

“The American Rescue Plan Act has been instrumental in providing funds to cities and townships in the 16th District,” said Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar. “It is our duty to keep the public engaged in these conversations so that all funds are distributed fairly and equitably to meet all the challenges facing our district.”

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Cook County has received over $1 billion through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The county has managed a robust process to develop an accountable, comprehensive, and equitable spending plan to use one-time ARPA resources to support both immediate recovery needs and long-term transformation initiatives.

“This is a historic event unfolding in Cook County and it is important to know that this information is being shared with Cook County residents and their input is essential,” said Sandra Lewis, director. of External Affairs from the Cook County Chairman’s Office.

Cook County’s plan for using its American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) state and local fiscal stimulus funds (SLRFF) to promote a pandemic response and economic recovery is grounded in its core values. equity, commitment and excellence. Cook County will use an equity lens to guide its SLFRF allocations to promote racial equity and lasting impacts across the county. Cook County’s plan for its ARPA funds will incorporate the following six policy priorities:

Commissioner Aguilar hosting this event for his district is important to the long-term financial health of the county budget and the overall well-being of county residents,” said Ty Cratic, Director of Legislative Affairs for the Cook County Office of Finance.

Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar Hosts Town Hall on ARPA Funds for the 16th District

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