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File #: 21-1155    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/1/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Update on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Plan Development and the Process Timetable for Allocation of ARPA Funding.
Attachments: 1. 21-1155_ARPA Project_Program Submission_JUNE9_TierSorted, 2. American Rescue Plan Act_Council_June9
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

DATE: JUNE 2, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Update on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Plan Development and the Process Timetable for Allocation of ARPA Funding.
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ISSUE: Planning for the allocation of federal stimulus funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Receive this update regarding the current status for developing an ARPA spending plan; and

(2) Discuss prioritization and provide feedback to staff in regard to potential programs/projects for the first $29.7 million tranche to advise staff on the development of the ARPA Spending Plan.

BACKGROUND: On March 10, President Biden signed into law the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) which will provide a $1.9 trillion stimulus to the US economy.

The ARPA provides funding for many programs and services nationwide. It includes benefits directly to individuals, such as recovery rebates, extended unemployment benefits, and additional assistance for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It also includes assistance to small businesses and to state and local governments as well as school districts. Some of this state and local government aid is targeted to specific categorical programs (public health activities, K-12 education, arts, early childhood education, emergency housing vouchers, public transit, etc.) and, additionally, $360 billion of this one-time aid will be directly allocated to states and localities on a formulaic basis. Through the passage of ARPA, the City will be allocated $59.4 million in two equal tranches (one was already directly received and the second will be received in May 2022).

Since the signing of this legislation and subsequent discussion at the March 27, 2021 City Council Legislative Session, there h...

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