Benton County Justices of the Peace continue selection process for ARP funding

The Benton County Quorum Court is set to continue discussion of U.S. Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for area nonprofit groups in a meeting Thursday evening. The county has $54 million in ARP funding to delegate for county projects and nonprofits. The county has received more than $100 million in requests from more than 50 groups. Melody Kwok, Benton County’s director of communications, said that in order to clarify which groups will receive money, justices of the peace have noted them. going to fund them or not,” Kwok said. “They could choose to fund them, partially fund them, or not fund them. Then they will have a more in-depth discussion about the nonprofits that scored below 3.0 and get them to come back and resubmit. . The US Bailout Committee will meet immediately after the 6:00 p.m. quorum court meeting. View the ARP meeting agenda here. The meeting will be streamed live on Zoom. The committee is expected to present its final motions on ARP funding on May 26.

The Benton County Quorum Court is set to continue discussion of U.S. Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for area nonprofit groups in a meeting Thursday evening.

The county has $54 million in ARP funding to delegate for county projects and nonprofits. The county has received more than $100 million in requests from more than 50 groups.

Melody Kwok, Benton County communications director, said to determine which groups would receive money, justices of the peace scored them.

“They’re also going to discuss any of our nonprofits that have a 3.0+ rating and whether they’re going to fund them or not,” Kwok said. “They could choose to fund them, partially fund them, or not fund them. Then they will have a more in-depth discussion about the nonprofits that scored below 3.0 and get them to come back and resubmit.

The Quorum Court meeting begins Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Benton County Administration Building, 215 E Central Ave. View the agenda here.

The US Bailout Committee will meet immediately after the 6:00 p.m. quorum court meeting. View the ARP meeting agenda here. The meeting will be streamed live on Zoom.

The committee is due to present its final motions on ARP funding on May 26.