Comptroller Details ARP Spending

Dutchess has $34 million remaining

The Dutchess comptroller on Wednesday (Aug. 30) released a report on the county’s spending during the second quarter of its American Rescue Plan allocation.

The county received $57 million in pandemic relief funds from the federal government, which it must spend by Dec. 31, 2024. As of June 30, it had $34.3 million remaining.

In the second quarter, according to the report, the county spent $1.4 million of the funding, including $711,000 on payroll and benefits; $197,000 on improvements to Heritage Financial Park (Dutchess Stadium); $95,000 on the Bowdoin Park archery range in Wappingers Falls; and $84,000 on the design of a gallery space at the Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn. 

2 thoughts on “Comptroller Details ARP Spending

  1. Your report failed to touch on the fact that the Republican leadership in the county Legislature removed 75 percent of the funding it promised to increase accessibility to high speed internet for all. [via Facebook]

    • The comptroller refers to this and other changes in her report, noting that the county executive made updates on June 30 to the American Rescue Fund spending plan that included reducing the budget for expanding high-speed internet from $1 million to $270,790. The county also reclassified money it intended to spend on creating a homeless shelter in a building it purchased in Poughkeepsie; it now plans to use the building for office space and repurpose a former county jail.

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