Where Does Boulder Need The Most Federal Support?

The federal government allocated $63 million dollars in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act for Boulder County. In the first phase of spending, Boulder distributed  $5 million dollars to help supplement city services, out-of-work employees, businesses affected by the pandemic, vaccination bonuses for city employees and mask distribution.

For the second phase of spending, the city conducted a need-survey and found residents struggling most with housing affordability, economic challenges, mental health and social isolation.

KGNU’s Rossana Longo-Better spoke with Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin about the survey and next steps for distributing this phase of federal money sent out to relieve the economic and health impacts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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