Kankakee County OK's more ARPA funding

The Kankakee County Board is providing nearly $750,000 in additional American Rescue Act (ARPA) monies for three projects.  Applications were approved for the Helen Wheeler Center, a remodel project for the Circuit Court and for the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department’s old jail.

The Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health will receive $404,273 for its social services programming and to help hire personnel for administering counseling to mental health patients.  The Court remodel is listed at $42,340.  It entails 26-hundred square feet on the second level of the Courthouse.  The Old Jail site, to the south of the Courthouse, will get infrastructure improvements.

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