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Burrell Behavioral Health receives $5.3 million.
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Burrell Behavioral Health receives $5.3 million.

Burrell nets largest amount in first round of county ARPA funding

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Burrell Behavioral Health is the top recipient in Greene County's first round of American Rescue Plan funding.

The mental health care organization was selected to receive $5.3 million, according to a news release. In all, the Greene County Commission issued nearly $23 million to 10 organizations. The county has roughly $57 million to distribute from the federal funding plan.

“We are pleased to make these awards in our county, and we are grateful for what each of these excellent organizations does in our county every day," Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon said in the release. "It was difficult to narrow the field as all the applicants make such a difference for our citizens."

The funding recipients are:
• Burrell, $5.3 million;
• Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, $5 million;
• Vecino Group, $4.5 million;
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Inc., $2 million;
• Missouri State University, $1.5 million;
• Neighborhood Coalition Group, $1.5 million;
• Council of Churches of the Ozarks Inc., $1 million;
• Greene County Family Justice Center Alliance, $855,670;
• Ozarks Technical Community College, $750,000; and
• Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri Inc., $475,000.

The commission has allocated $20.4 million for collaboration projects, $12 million for nonprofits, $10.2 million for countywide projects and $8 million for small businesses, with the remainder being held in reserves, according to past reporting.

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