Clifton Community Project receives American Rescue Plan grant dollars


CLIFTON, Colo. – (KREX) COVID-19 has affected our everyday lives, but the pandemic has also brought attention to areas in the community in need of improvement.

The purpose of the American Rescue Plan is to assist local governments with relief efforts to better support the needs of the community. One community in Mesa County, the Clifton area, is the latest recipient of American Rescue Plan grant dollars. The new grant funding will assist in the development of the Clifton Campus Project.

The Clifton Campus Project will include an Early Education Center and an updated Community Hall.

Mesa County Commissioners met and have passed the resolution to authorize a portion of the American Rescue Plan grant dollars, for the development of the Clifton project.

$12 million of the American Rescue Plan will be used towards the Early Education Center coming to Clifton soon.

Commissioners have also authorized the disbursement of 4 million dollars of the county’s capital fund for the Clifton Community Hall, a process Commissioners say, could not have been made possible without the support from the community. “The Clifton area is one of those areas that we want to concentrate on,” Peter Baier, Mesa County Administrator said, “It is one of our lower income areas where more working folks are, where they need that child care, they need that help in finding good child care.”

Now that the funding has been discussed for the Clifton Campus Project, Mesa County Commissioners are already anticipating the ribbon cutting of the new facility. Commissioners say it may take a while to get to that point, but they are confident it will get done.

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