GREEN RIVER — The City of Green River will apply for an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) WyoLink Equipment Grant after receiving unanimous approval from the Green River City Council Tuesday night.
“Last year the [Wyoming] Legislature set aside $4.5 million in ARPA funding that they received for a grant program to allow local governments to put in for radio communications equipment that is compatible with the statewide WyoLink public safety communication system,” Ryan Rust, Green River Government Affairs and Grants Manager said.
The purpose of providing funding for the compatible equipment is to assist the state in its continued response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and improve connectivity of emergency responders, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).
“Since putting this on the agenda, we’ve received a quote of $302,390 for the radio equipment for the fire department and a few items for the police department,” Rust said.
The application submission window closes July 29 and there are no matching funds required for this grant if approved. WYDOT expects awards to be announced approximately 45 days after the application deadline.
The Council approved the contract for custodial services with Castle Cleaning, Inc. for the Green River Recreation Center for fiscal year 2023.
According to Parks and Recreation Director Brad Raney, Castle Cleaning Company is the current service provider and in negotiating a contract renewal amount, Castle Cleaning has proposed $60,000. This amount represents no increase in the contract, Raney said.