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$34.7 Million Approved for ARP Short Term Goals

Sep 22, 2021, 09:37 AM by Loren Bymer

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved the recommended $34,690,000 worth of projects to support the short-term goals outlined by the County’s American Rescue Plan Committee. County Manager Amy Cannon presented the recommendations during a regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, Sept. 20.

The County’s three-member ARP Committee, Commissioner Jimmy Keefe, Committee Chair, Board Vice Chairman Glenn Adams and Commissioner Dr. Toni Stewart met Sept. 7 to consider initial allocations for projects using the federal funding. The recommended projects address short-term goals outlined by the committee to improve the quality of life for residents in Cumberland County.

The ARP committee presented the following recommended projects at the Sept. 9 agenda session. The Board approved the recommendations unanimously and directed the item go on the Sept. 20 Regular Board Meeting agenda.

The allocations are up to the amounts listed:


Generators for emergency shelters


Narcan for Sheriff’s Office, Fire Departments


Mortgage assistance program


Rental assistance program


Trade job training program


Small local business assistance program


Aid to non-profits serving residents affected by COVID-19


Mobile technology lab and bookmobile (public library)


Affordable housing project in Shaw Heights


Homeless shelter – site selection and design costs


First-time homebuyers’ program


Sanitary Sewer System in Shaw Heights


Comprehensive countywide feasibility study for water and sewer



$ 34,690,000


Cumberland County has been allocated $65.2 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act.

Please visit cumberlandcountync.gov/ARP for information concerning the American Rescue Plan or cumberlandcountync.gov for other Cumberland County Government services.