The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has handed out a whole lot of federal grant money in recent months, but the board has many more millions to go before they exhaust the $104 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding that has so far gone to things like water system projects, initiatives to enhance social services in the county, arts programs and much more.
This week, the Board of Commissioners announced that it had scheduled another work session – for Thursday, Oct. 6 – to consider more American Rescue Plan Act funding requests. The commissioners are trying to distribute the money equitably to various causes, organizations, cities and towns, and, so far, to a large extent, they have said yes to those grant requests that county staff has recommended.
Even with $104 million, there’s not enough money to meet every request, and Guilford County Manager Mike Halford and his staff have been reviewing the various asks and bringing recommendations to the board.
The work session will be held at 4 p.m.in the Carolyn Q. Coleman Conference Room on the first floor of the Old Guilford County Court House at 301 W. Market St. in downtown Greensboro.
The commissioners also expect to conduct some other business at the work session. They intend to hear an update on Workforce Development in Guilford County, as well as review and discuss “proposed employee compensation recommendations”– that is, discuss more raises and perhaps other benefits for county employees.
The Thursday work session is being held immediately before the commissioners’ first regular meeting of October, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the large county commissioners’ meeting room on the second floor of the Old Guilford County Court House.