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File #: 22-0554    Version: Name: 4/4/22 Resolution to Direct the Allocation of ARPA Funds
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/4/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/4/2022 Final action: 4/4/2022
Enactment date: 4/4/2022 Enactment #: R-22-096
Title: Resolution to Direct the Allocation of ARPA Funds
Attachments: 1. Approved Amendments to Allocation of ARPA Funds.pdf, 2. 220225 ARPA Public Engagement Results and Final RecommendationFinal.pdf, 3. Proposed ARPA Amendments.pdf
Title
Resolution to Direct the Allocation of ARPA Funds
Memorandum
In 2021 the City of Ann Arbor was informed that it would be awarded $24.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. Following that notice, the City Council directed the City Administrator to prepare a plan for allocating the funds. On October 1, 2021 the City Administrator sent a plan to Council outlining potential eligible projects and recommending a public engagement campaign to help prioritize the funds. Following that, City Council adopted resolution R-21-396 which so directed a public engagement campaign and directed the City Administrator to provide a final allocation plan by March 1, 2022. Staff engaged in a robust public engagement campaign in January and February of 2022 which resulted in more than 250 attendees at virtual town halls and more than 2,500 participants in an online survey. On February 25, 2022, the City Administrator communicated a report on the outcome of the public engagement campaign and final draft recommendation for Council's approval.
Staff
Prepared by: John Fournier, Assistant City Administrator
Reviewed by: Marti Praschan, CFO
Approved by: Milton Dohoney Jr., Interim City Administrator
Body
Whereas, On March 11, 2021 the American Rescue Plan was enacted, creating a program for state and local government relief related to the economic conditions created by the COVID-19 Pandemic;

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor will receive $24,182,630 from the federal government related to this program;

Whereas, On June 7, 2021 the Ann Arbor City Council adopted resolution R-21-215 which directed the City Administrator to provide a recommendation for prioritizing the allocation of the ARPA funds;

Whereas, Throughout the summer of 2021 staff reviewed the federal regulations that guide this program, evaluated city needs and priorities as set by the Council, and considered which initiatives would be the best fit for these funds;

Whereas, On October 1, 2021 the City Admi...

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