Birmingham Business Journal: Jefferson County designates ARPA funds to boost civil rights tourism

Civil rights tourism in Birmingham received a boost of more than $2 million this week. Jefferson County Commission approved allocating $2.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to organizations in the Civil Rights District. Several institutions are slated to receive funding for specific projects that will improve physical facilities and the district’s ability to attract tourists in the future. They are: Jefferson County received $127 million in ARPA funding. The funds must be obligated by the end of 2024 and expended by the end of 2026. The commission has also allocated $4 million to mental health and substance abuse programs, $13 million for household support programs and $45 million for clean water and storm water projects.

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