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File #: 22-1909    Version: 1 Name: 12/5/22 ARPA Reallocation
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/5/2022 Final action: 12/5/2022
Enactment date: 12/5/2022 Enactment #: R-22-384
Title: Resolution to Approve the Reallocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds
Resolution to Approve the Reallocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds
This resolution seeks approval to reallocate $500,000.00 of American Rescue Plan funding.

In 2021, the City of Ann Arbor was informed that it would be awarded $24,182,630.00 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. Following the notice, City Council directed the City Administrator to prepare a plan for allocating the funds. On October 1, 2021 the City Administrator communicated to Council potential eligible projects and recommended a public engagement campaign to help prioritize funds.

On October 18, 2021, City Council adopted #R-21-396, which directed the 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 provided a report on the outcome of the public engagement campaign and the final recommendations for Council's consideration. Subsequently, the City Council approved resolution #R-22-096, which directed final funding allocations/projects. A Community and Law Enforcement Data Platform was allocated $500,000.00 with this action.

Requirements of the award include obligation of the funds in total by December 31, 2026. As Safety Services moves toward a plan for dispatch services, including the use of partnerships, it has become apparent that we will be unable to efficiently and effectively spend the awarded funds on this project in time to meet the required obligation deadline.
Staff is therefore recommending a reallocation of the funds allocated toward this effort to the procurement of an ambulance to be operated by the Ann Arbor Fire Department with the remaining balance, approximately $200,000.00, to be allocated toward downtown service im...

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