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ARPA: Overview, Procurement, and Compliance - Shared screen with speaker view
Kathy Neal
38:19
My town does not have town water and sewer systems. Can ARPA funds be used for wells/septic systems for town or school buildings?
Terry Narkewicz
51:44
Comcast has recently approached us about tapping into some of our funding. Seems like a bold request given that we are on the final mile of providing Broadband to all of residents
Ray Purington
51:51
Another infrastructure eligibility question, recognizing this is not the forum for legal advice: The vinyl tile flooring at our elementary school (both asbestos-containing and non asbestos vinyl tile) suffered accelerated failure of the mastic/glue during the first year of the pandemic. We believe the wild fluctuations in building environment (long periods of being closed, abnormal occupancy patterns, and major changes to ambient conditions/temperature/humidity in order to bring about recommended amounts of fresh air and air changes) directly contributed to the failure. We'd like to use ARPA funds for a flooring replacement project. Does this sound reasonable?
Ray Purington
59:52
So, if the State has a broader list of eligible ways to use funds, could a town transfer funds to the State for the State to use in that town?
Michael Frieber (MA OIG)
01:01:25
Pardon me, the state is bound by the same categories as listed. However, the state may use funds transferred to it by a municipality in municipalities other than the transferring municipality.
Geoff Kravitz
01:34:09
Thanks, all!
Michael Frieber (MA OIG)
01:34:31
https://www.mass.gov/guides/american-rescue-plan-act-arpa-resources
Veronique Blanchard
01:34:38
Thank you!