May 13, 2021 11:24 PM

Manhattan learns about American Rescue Plan funding

Posted May 13, 2021 11:24 PM

By WIBW TV

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The City of Manhattan says it expects to receive $12.7 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan’s benefits for municipalities.

The first check of $6.3 million is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. A second check will be disbursed to the City in May of 2022.

“This funding brings the opportunity to our city for COVID reimbursement and other relief, and we are grateful for the resources,” said City Manager Ron Fehr. “We are waiting to make spending decisions until we know more about what’s eligible under the program. Some priorities include recouping COVID-19 eligible expenses that have not been reimbursed with previous federal funds, as well as replenishing lost revenues and covering other eligible expenses that support the priorities of the City.