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A committee of 10 has been appointed in Brookfield to make recommendations on how best to use the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.  The group will be led by Colette Sturm a former Board of Education member who chairs Brookfield CARES, focused on the impact of substance abuse, depression, suicide, and other public health concerns.  State Representative Steve Harding will also be part of the committee making prioritized recommendations to the Board of Selectmen.  The chief elected officials will then make funding recommendations to the Board of Finance.  Liaisons to the committee have also been appointed from the Boards of Education and Finance, Municipal Building Committee, Economic Development and Parks and Rec.  Municipalities have until 2026 to spend the federal pandemic relief money.

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