Cook County invites residents to share ideas on how to use American Rescue Plan funds

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By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 29, 2021) – On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion plan to stimulate the U.S. economy and protect against COVID-19.

According to a Cook County press release, Cook County will directly receive nearly $1 billion through the American Rescue Plan, and is currently determining a strategy for how to best use the funds.

Cook County officials have invited county residents to share their thoughts on how the funds should be used through an online survey. Cook County is encouraging residents to take the survey and pass it along to friends and family living in the county.

Cook County has also created an interactive survey where residents can vote on ideas for funding. This survey is also available online.

More information on the county’s efforts to properly spend the allocation is available at engagecookcounty.com.