Louisville’s fourth round of ARP funds to invest in libraries and daycares

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – More than $79 million will be invested in Louisville Metro projects to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer signed an order into law investing a fourth round of U.S. bailout funding to open two new libraries and invest in child care, parks and more.

So far, the Louisville Metro government has received a total of $388 million in local ARP Coronavirus fiscal stimulus funds from Congress.

Investments will include $8.5 million for public safety and youth development, $7.5 million to improve the quality of child care and early learning, and $8 million to renovate and expand the main library .

“The main library is the downtown regional library, and look around, it could use an upgrade,” said Metro Council (9th District) member Bill Hollander. “It’s a great day for the library.”

The funds will also be used to open a branch library in Fern Creek, expand the library branch in Portland, and renovate and reopen the library in Parkland.

Additionally, restoration funds were announced for the city’s public pools and parks, as well as the preservation of the Baxter Community Center building and the continued expansion of internet in the subway.

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