Applicants sought for city advisory committee

Applications will be accepted through July 30 from people interested in serving on an advisory committee that will consider how best to use about $10.4 million allocated to the City of Grand Junction through the American Rescue Plan Act.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury allocated funds to states, counties and local governments to provide support in responding to the economic and public health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds can be used for everything from addressing economic effects and supporting a public health response to providing premium pay for essential workers and replacing public sector revenue loss. Funds also can be spent on broadband, sewer and water infrastructure.

Within each of these broad categories, the Department of Treasury has provided list of potential eligible spending uses to offer flexibility in addressing community needs. 

The American Rescue Plan Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Grand Junction City Council on potential uses of the funds. 

The 12-member advisory committee may include business owners and residents as well as elected officials and representatives of community organizations.

The council plans to seek a diverse group whose members offer knowledge and experience in business and economics, health, housing, infrastructure, neighborhood organizations, public housing and social services.

The council also is looking for millennials and seniors to serve on the council as well as those from disadvantaged and underserved communities.

The council will appoint the committee after reviewing applications. Committee members should anticipate several meetings over the course of a few months. 

Those interested in serving on the committee should submit letters stating their interests, education and experience as well as other information to consider. They also should include their names, mail and email addresses and telephone numbers

For additional information, contact Scott Rust at 256-4025 or