Middletown exploring 28 possible projects for nearly $19 million in COVID-19 funds

19 Aug 2021


Aug. 19—The City of Middletown is figuring out the "most strategic way" to spend nearly $19 million it will receive in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding over the next year, said City Manager Jim Palenick.

He made several proposals during a recent special work session with city council members. The city staff listed 28 possible projects for the federal funds and earmarked money for some of them. He said the city received $9.4 million in May that was deposited and will receive a matching amount in May 2022.

All the federal funds must be spent by Dec. 31, 2024, he told council.

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