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Monday morning, November 15th, Lubbock County Commissioners made progress in designating $60.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

EverythingLubbock reports the current plan left $1.8 million unassigned. Of the $58.5 million currently allocated, $10 million is being used for a medical examiner’s building, $7 million is for repairs on McMillan Dam at Buffalo Springs Lake, $5 million is for small business assistance, and just over $2 million is for various volunteer fire department needs.

The Lubbock County Commissioners will meet with the Lubbock City Council on Wednesday, November 17th, to collaborate on aid, particularly in small business assistance.

The National Association of Counties (NACO) released country-wide funding amounts for states and even down to the county. Here are the South Plains funding allocations;

  • Parmer County - $1,865,659
  • Castro County - $1,462,614
  • Swisher County - $1,436,781
  • Briscoe County - $300,292
  • Hall County - $575,722
  • Bailey County - $1,359,668
  • Lamb County - $2,504,314
  • Hale County - $6,488,724
  • Floyd County - $1,109,489
  • Motley County - $233,086
  • Cottle County - $271,545
  • Cochran County - $554,162
  • Hockley County - $4,471,559
  • Lubbock County - $60,324,387
  • Crosby County - $1,114,345
  • Dickens County - $429,461
  • King County - $52,833
  • Yoakum County - $1,692,398
  • Terry County - $2,396,318
  • Lynn County - $1,155,912
  • Garza County - $1,209,910
  • Kent County - $148,010
  • Gaines County - $4,174,569
  • Dawson County - $2,472,265
  • Borden County - $127,032
  • Scurry County - $3,244,362

The ARPA funding comes from a $1.9 trillion bill passed to help state and local governments, as well as small businesses, with the continued impact of COVID-19.

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