UNDATED – Roughly $72.8 million from the American Rescue Plan funding is on the way to area counties including La Salle, Bureau, and Putnam. That total amount includes about $24.2 million for cities and villages and over $48 million coming to counties. LaSalle County will receive over $21 million dollars and within the county, cities like LaSalle, Peru, and Streator will receive just over $1 million. The city of Mendota will receive over $800,000 and Oglesby $400,000. North Utica will also receive just over $160,000.
Bureau County’s allocation is just over $6 million, and Putnam’s over $1 million.
The money will be dispersed in two separate portions. Counties and designated “metropolitan” cities will receive their first portion directly from the U.S. Treasury no later than May 10th. All other cities and villages will receive their distributions by June 9th, and the second payment no earlier than 12 months after the first payment.