MAYVILLE – Officials throughout Chautauqua County are vying to utilize $24.6 million dollars in federal funding towards 41 various projects.
Several members of the Chautauqua County Legislature attended a workshop Wednesday afternoon in the Legislative Chambers as several department heads made their pitches. One of the speakers was Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel, who’s had a key role in constructing the proposals along with department heads.
The County Executive explains that the funding derives from the American Rescue Plan Act. According to Wendel, $18.2 million is available for general government spending based on the Treasury Department’s revenue loss formula.
Meanwhile, the remaining funding can be used towards designated funding as part of the American Rescue Plan. Wendel says the County is awaiting final guidance on how to spend the money.
The Legislative committees are expected to examine and potentially make changes to the project proposals during their September meetings. A final vote from the Legislature is expected to occur on Sept. 22.
A full list of projects can be found here.