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November 15, 2022

Newsletter Boulder County ARPA News

Boulder County to Release Monthly Newsletter with Updates on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Projects

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County is launching a newsletter to provide updates around its implementation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding across the county. The monthly newsletter, called Boulder County ARPA News, will inform the public on the uses and investments of ARPA funds in three main areas: Economic Challenges, Housing Affordability, and Mental Health and Social Resilience.

Each new edition of Boulder County ARPA News will feature progress being made on of Boulder County’s Phase 2 Pandemic Recovery and Relief Projects supported by ARPA, with content on resource distribution, implementation of ARPA relief funds, and insights from funding recipients and project collaborators,” said Leslie Irwin, ARPA Administrator. We are excited to share stories in the ARPA newsletter that will feature the latest developments for each project and how these funds will support those most affected by COVID-19 across Boulder County.

ARPA Phase 2 Pandemic Recovery and Relief Projects include planned and ongoing programs for families and children, solutions to address housing affordability, and accessible programs for mental and behavioral health services amongst other transformative ideas for creating a stronger, more equitable Boulder County.

For the first Boulder County ARPA News newsletter edition, readers can dive into inspiring stories of resilience and the challenges non-profits and beneficiaries have been facing following COVID-19 stay-at-home and/or quarantine orders, and the support ARPA funds is providing to these organizations so they can continue serving the people of Boulder County. November’s issue highlights Family Connects, a voluntary nurse home visitation program coming in 2023 for families with newborns, and investments in the digital divide to close the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet and those who don’t.

The Boulder County ARPA News newsletter is also a platform for sharing resources including job opportunities and promoting other useful information for the Boulder County community. Visit to subscribe to the Boulder County ARPA News newsletter.


Boulder County received $63.3 million in ARPA funds to help respond to community needs and address the negative economic and disparate impacts of COVID-19. The Boulder County Board of County Commissioners has approved $46,480,000 in Phase 2 ARPA funding, in addition to $5,531,880 for immediate needs approved in 2021. For detailed information and updates on ARPA projects visit