FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: The Fayetteville City Council votes on Jan. 3 to table a resolution that would’ve given millions of dollars of American Rescue Plan funds to local culture and art organizations.
The resolution, sponsored by city council member Sonia Harvey, would have allocated $3 million in those funds for arts and culture nonprofits in Fayetteville.
The council did pass two other resolutions that will allow the Magadeline House to help women recently released from prison find a home, and for Welcome Health to provide no-cost medical and dental care for those in need in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Funds meant to aid and relieve the Fayetteville community through the American Rescue Plan could be used for arts and culture organizations in the community.
City council member Sonia Harvey is sponsoring a resolution to allocate $3 million in ARPA funds for arts and culture nonprofits in Fayetteville.
The resolution states that if passed, the council would recommend a three-tiered application process to assist art organizations operating in Fayetteville.
“The creative economy was the most impacted sector specifically in Fayetteville. So, combining the guidelines for ARPA and the data for Fayetteville, what I’m trying to do here is help the people who were impacted the most,” Harvey said.