Legislators in Arkansas want to take quick advantage of American Rescue Plan money by using $280 million to carry out water, wastewater and irrigation projects in the state.
A legislative panel on Tuesday advanced the request for spending made by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture reported the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
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An Arkansas legislative committee on Tuesday advanced the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s request for spending authority to use $280 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds for water, wastewater and irrigation projects in Arkansas.
The legislative panel also recommended that state lawmakers grant spending authority for the state Department of Human Services to use $5 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to support the training and certification of teams employed by behavioral health agencies in evidence-based models, and for Black River Technical College to use $4.6 million of the federal funds to construct short-term training and housing facilities.