City Of Columbia American Rescue Plan Act Update: Deadline Nearing For Allocation Of Funding

The City of Columbia continues to have great success with their local business improvement program through funding that was received from the American Rescue Plan Act.

In the first year (2022) approximately fifteen applications were processed; and, close to fifty applications have been processed or are in-process from 2023; and, another around thirty processed this year.

The deadline is nearing for specific allocation of funding. “We must have your receipts and/or amount and date of completion no later than April 30,” stated Mayor Hoots.

The city only received an allocated amount of funding; and, want to ensure due to guidelines that they do not lose any amount of funding due to reporting requirements.

“We appreciate the response from the community and local businesses,” stated Mayor Pamela Hoots. “We want to ensure that the funding is available for these businesses that have submitted applications.”

Just a reminder, if approved you must be a licensed business and current on any property taxes in the city limits of Columbia.

The city has some applications that are over a year old; and, must be processed.

The city pays from paid receipts on the projects completed. For further information, contact City Hall.

The city reiterates that notification must be received by April 30 on whether you have completed your project or if pending. If completed, the receipts must be submitted. If pending, the city must have the date of anticipated completion.

(Tiffany Collins – City Of Columbia)