Guilford County commissioners have allocated another $8 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The money will benefit several projects in High Point and Jamestown.
County officials have directed over $5 million in ARPA funds to the city of High Point. A portion of that will go toward the transformation of a former police station into a community center that will focus on health, job skill training, agribusiness development, and opportunities for youth.
About $3 million will benefit D-Up, Inc. a revitalization project for the historic Washington Street area.
And the YMCA of High Point will be getting $500,000 to develop programs at several local branches.
Jamestown will receive almost $3 million for sidewalk construction, park improvements, and the renovation of a small dam.
Also at Thursday’s work session, commissioners heard funding requests from eleven municipalities and community organizations.
According to a news release, Guilford County originally received over $100 million in federal coronavirus relief funding. Commissioners have turned to work sessions and community feedback to help prioritize spending. To date, about $67 million has been allocated.