Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin Announces Priorities for County ARPA Spending

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Provided by Woodbridge District Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin’s Office

Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin announced her priorities for county spending from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) at the recent Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) meeting. Franklin highlighted the need for spending on five key areas:

  • Prince William County Health Department
  • Premium Pay for employees
  • Grant program for small business owners
  • Housing Assistance Fund (mortgage, utilities)/Eviction moratorium assistance (mortgage, moving expenses)
  • Nonprofit grants to serve immigrants, including legal services.

According to Franklin, “It is crucial as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 virus that we wisely and strategically use this funding to help those most vulnerable and impacted by the pandemic.”

Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin was elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Nov. 5, 2019. She is among the first African American women to serve on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS). She currently serves as Chair Pro-Tem of the BOCS, Chair of OmniRide, and Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board and is a member of the Coalition of 100 Black Women, Prince William County Chapter.

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