Commissioners discuss using ARPA funds

Commissioners discuss using ARPA funds


American Rescue Plan Act monies and how to spend them were the topics of discussion at Monday’s LeFlore County Budget Board meeting.

CPA Nick Wann told the board that the county has $4,108,052 in unrestricted ARPA funds and $367,934 in restricted funds.

Wann said the restricted funds must be spent on Covid-related expenses. “Think health-related expenses,” he said.

He cited the county agreeing to help the Poteau Valley Improvement Authority with new water treatment facilities that help the public health.

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