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In the March 18 article titled “Commission discusses use of ARPA funds,” it was stated that “…the commission unanimously approved Kelley’s allocation plan, along with the wish list items for each district’s funding. However, the approved projects, including Kelley’s proposed plan, were all considered part of a potential ‘wish list’ because the county does not know if any or all of it will be approved by IAC, the county’s compliance partner. County Administrator Amy Gilliland explained that the county will not have that approval for a few more weeks. Following the approval or response from IAC, the county will know if only certain items the commission approved can be funded or if all the ‘wish list’ projects can be funded, based on the stipulations that accompany the funding.” To clarify, the commission did unanimously approve the ARPA (American Recovery Plan Act) allocation plan as presented, with the motion not referencing the list or IAC; Investing in Alabama Counties, which the county hired to provide legal and financial compliance guidance. However, per Commissioner Unzell Kelley, “IAC will review and determine eligibility or assist the commission in working through the requirements to make them eligible to meet compliance requirements or for consideration of new eligible projects that can be funded through the approved allocation plan.” As such, the proposed projects will be determined if they are eligible under the ARPA funding requirements and IAC. As mentioned in the article, the county will not have the determination of eligibility for a few more weeks. Following the determination of eligibility response from IAC, the county will know if the commission’s projects sent for review are eligible, based on the ARPA funding requirements. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience and are happy to set the record straight.