Governor Mark Gordon held a virtual town hall meeting Friday

Virtual Town hall meeting discusses next steps for strike team and ARPA funds, Governor Mark...
Virtual Town hall meeting discusses next steps for strike team and ARPA funds, Governor Mark Gordon(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 10:48 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Governor Mark Gordon held a virtual town hall meeting Friday.

His Strike Team discussed the next phase of the Drive and Thrive push. There were 10 goals and proposals put at the center of the meeting.

Teams from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming Business Council, the Department of Family services, and the Department of Health discussed ways to use the ARPA and infrastructure one-time money.

The goal is to establish platforms that will help Wyoming grow and create sustainability.

Topics up for discussion were addressing low-income housing, telepsychiatry services, and broadband connectivity.

They also discussed using the funds for supportive structures for food security, e-m-s resources, at-risk youth stabilization, and regionalization of programs for smaller communities to receive services.

The work will be ongoing.

The ability to use cares-funds runs out at the end of 2022, and ARPA funds are available until 2026.

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