Des Moines awards $70 million in American Rescue Plan funds
The Des Moines City Council decided the fate of about $64 million from its final disbursement of American Rescue Plan funds Monday night, according to the Des Moines Register. Affordable housing plans and plans to replace the John R. Grubb YMCA got the most money at about $7 million each. The council approved the expenditures 7-0. Child care and preschool programs were awarded $4.9 million. Parks, trails and solar panel programs were awarded $6 million, $5.5 million and $3.75 million each. About $5 million will be spent on modernizing aging city facilities and $3 million will be spent on water trails.
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