Nearly $6.6M in American Rescue Plan funds ready for resiliency, infrastructure in Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach City Commissioners are ready to get projects funded and moving forward now that the federal government issued its final rule on spending restrictions for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

“This seems to have been an evolving process from the federal government,” City Manager Dale Martin said. “They’ve issued their final rules on how we can allocate and report the dollars that were given to us. 

Originally, there were more constraints on ARPA funds — they could only be used for items like wastewater, stormwater and broadband internet access. The final rule opens that up a bit, allowing the

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