American Rescue Plan funding is already making a critical impact in our community, due in part to the collaboration and dedication of our local partners that are helping to ensure funded projects produce measurable successes in Pitt County.
Below is a list of recent, ARPA funded projects in Pitt County's community-focused initiatives.
• March 28, 2023: $150,000 awarded to Greenville-Pitt Convention Visitors Bureau to provide aid to the travel and tourism industry here in Pitt County.They will also support tourism & increase staffing levels to pre-pandemic levels and assure Pitt County is ready for business.
•April 12, 2023: $750,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plains. They will utilize funds to purchase school buses along with establishing academic success programs.
• April 13, 2022: $500,000 awarded to A Time for Science to finish the construction of a science building in Grifton NC. This science building will support youth education.
• June 6, 2023: Pitt County board of Commissioners approved a plan to use $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to extend GUC water service to the N.C. 30/Staton Mill Road area. Pitt County is collaborating with the City of Greenville Utilities who is contributing $300,000 to help improve the water quality for a number of Pitt County Residents
Staton Mill and NC 30 Water Main Extension
Josephine Butler (active advocate for this project) speaks on March 20, 2023, to the Board of County Commissioners during Public Hearing Session. The residents said drought conditions affect their water pressure. Some report that the water’s taste has changed as poultry and hog operations have moved into the area. A number of people in the area have renal failure and the water interferes with their treatment, they said.