Tuesday evening the Culver Town Council approved a resolution adopting a plan for the distribution of the town’s American Rescue Plan funds.
The Town of Culver was awarded $329,842.68. They have received the first half and will receive the remainder in 2022. The federal grant requires the adoption of a plan for spending the funds and the town’s plan spells out how they intend to use the funds.
The resolution and federal grant limit the types of project the ARP funds can be used for. Culver and the other communities can use the funds to invest for improvements in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure. Culver hasn’t spelled out in detail the projects they plan to undertake and the act provides wide latitude to identify investments and projects in water and sewer infrastructures that are of the highest priority to the town, which may include projects on privately-owned property.
The ARP provides the town the ability to have broadband service reliably available to unserved or underserved households or businesses. That means homes and businesses should have reliable service of 25 Mbps download speeds and 3 Mbps of upload speeds.
The grant funds received must be spent by December 31, 2026.