Brazos County is getting more than $22 million dollars in federal pandemic grant money from the American Rescue Plan.
County judge Duane Peters says they are in the process of hiring a consultant to advise how the money can be spent.
Quoting the acceptance document: “Brazos County is in receipt of and formally accepts from the U.S. Department of Treasury funds totaling twenty-two million two hundred and sixty thousand seven hundred and seventy-five dollars and NO CENTS ($22,260,775.00), to be used for the purpose of laying the foundation for a strong and equitable economic recovery through continued support of the public health response, helping the County recover revenue losses as a result of the crisis, helping the County recover costs incurred due to responding to the public health emergency, providing support for recovery and investing in certain related infrastructure projects as set forth in H.R. 1316 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Additionally, these funds are subject to the conditions set out and referenced to in the “award terms and conditions” previously authorized. Additional Assurances of Compliance may also apply.”
Click below for comments from county judge Duane Peters and commissioner Russ Ford: