‘We’re going to help people’

Longmont Times-Call: The Boulder County commissioners this week approved an initial slate of 10 projects to address disparities exposed by the pandemic using American Rescue Plan Act relief money.

Projects include providing direct cash assistance to families with young children, creating a new mental health services navigation hub and supporting affordable housing projects.

The projects, totaling $36.5 million, were recommended by three working groups tasked with developing ideas to spend the just over $63 million in American Rescue Plan Act relief money allocated to the county.

The three topic areas the projects address are economic challenges, housing affordability and mental health and social resilience. Those areas were identified through community feedback, with a focus on prioritizing the needs of those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, according to county staff members.

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