$40,000 from ARPA Funds for Nixa Nonprofits
NIXA, Mo. (KY3) – Checks will be mailed to several nonprofit organizations in Nixa this week after the Nixa City Council voted in February to set aside $40,000 of its American Rescue Plan funds Act.
Checks are on the way for five different nonprofit organizations in Nixa. Nonprofit organizations include Freedom’s Rest, Volunteers in Medicine, Least of These, Project Birthday Bag, and the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
The Nixa City Council granted $10,000 of the $40,000 funds to the Nixa Community Foundation, which helped the city council decide how the rest of the money should be distributed.
“We want to get the money as quickly as possible,” said Drew Douglas, spokesperson for the town of Nixa. “The first thing we allocated from our ARPA funds was to these nonprofits because we know they are helping people who have suffered from the pandemic. There is over $4 million that will be added to the city’s total in ARPA funding and the city is still deciding where that will go.
One of the recipients, the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, says the money will help them better meet the needs of their clients.
“We cover non-medical living expenses so patients can focus on recovery, health, and the time they need to take off,” said Kathryn Wall of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. “We are grateful for the support of the community, and this grant is another piece of the puzzle of our community helping each other.”
City officials say they are still figuring out how to disperse an additional $4 million from ARPA funding. This funding must be used by 2026.
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