Spokane Co. receives $50 million in American Rescue Plan funding, more on the way

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane County has received $50 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden in March.

The county will get another $50 million within the next 12 months, which must be allocated by December 31, 2024 and expended by December 31, 2026.

This money is provided directly to cities by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The county says these funds, paired with federal support for school districts, public health, local businesses, housing assistance, transportation, nutrition and childcare, will allow them to cover a lot of ground in areas where financial support is still needed.

Spokane County and local municipalities will receive roughly $215 million in American Rescue Plan funding, along with several million expected from the federal government and State of Washington.

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