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Vermont Governor Lists Priorities For ARPA Funds

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott (file photo)

Vermont’s governor is outlining how he would like the state to use the money it will receive from the American Rescue Plan.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott said at his COVID-19 briefing Friday he wants to divvy up the funds in five ways:  $250 million for rural broadband expansion,  nearly $250 million for the largest housing investment in the state’s history; $200 million to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; $170 million for water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure investments; and $143 million in economic development funds for small businesses. 

“I look forward to working with the Legislature in order to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to make monumental and transformative investments," Scott said. 

The state is slated to receive $1.35 billion in American Rescue Plan funds.

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