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Barnstable County ARPA Application Portal Opening for Towns on Thursday, 5/12/22

Information from the Offices of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates and the Board of Regional Commissioners

$10 million county ARPA funds allocated for application by towns

May 11, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Board of Commissioners and Assembly of Delegates are pleased to announce that tomorrow (5/12/22) Cape Cod’s 15 towns may begin submitting project applications to the County for funding under the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  Barnstable County will receive $41.3 million in ARPA funds from the US Treasury and must expend those funds by 12/31/26.

The Board of Commissioners and the Assembly of Delegates have allocated $10 million of that amount for application by the 15 towns in the following amounts:

Allocation amounts to regional projects remain under review.

“Our towns and our region will benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity and will make use of it to address, among other priorities, issues of water quality, housing accessibility, and economic development,” said Sheila Lyons, Chair of the County Board of Commissioners.

“We are pleased to be working in concert with the Assembly of Delegates on this.”  According to Patrick Princi, Speaker of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates, “the Assembly anticipates a quick, thorough, and user-friendly process through the portal for towns to receive money to aid or begin ARPA eligible projects.”

Barnstable County will receive $41.3 million in ARPA funds from the US Treasury, and the 15 towns in Barnstable County will, collectively, receive an additional $26.1 million in ARPA funds.

Additional information about the County’s ARPA program can be found at

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