Each Montgomery County precinct will receive $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds following approval from the Montgomery County Commissioners Court at its March 28 meeting.

The funds will be used for stormwater projects, according to the agenda.

“For us, it was, like, roadside drainage issues,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said when asked what projects would qualify. “We had a storm sewer fail on Rayford Road—we had to go in and spend a couple of $100,000 on rebuilding that.”

Noack also said he has neighborhoods where there is nobody to take care of storm sewers, so the ARPA funds could be used for one-time maintenance on those.

“I think it’s a great opportunity,” Noack said. “I’m glad that the committee is going to allocate those funds for us.”

Projects using these allocated funds will still require approval of the commissioners court before starting, according to the agenda.