Puebloans share wish list for $69M in American Rescue Plan funds

When it comes to helping city and county officials decide how to spend roughly $69 million in American Rescue Plan stimulus dollars, a local group hopes its transformative ideas can boost Pueblo’s economic future. 

The City of Pueblo will receive about $37 million and Pueblo County will receive about $32 million from the federal government during the next two years. Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar has formed seven volunteer groups to explore each area of focus where the money can be spent. 

The funds can benefit individuals and households; tourism and hospitality; youth; non-profits; small business; infrastructure; and community resilience. The city also is seeking input from the public on it’s website

Pueblo County has invited the public to weigh in with ideas on its website as well. Decisions on how each pot of money ultimately will be spent will be left up to the Pueblo County Commission and the Pueblo City Council. 

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