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File #: 21-1235    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/24/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Proposed Funding Allocations (Tranche #1). (This item is not a public hearing item)
Attachments: 1. 21-1235_Attachment 1- ARP Gantt Chart 6.28.21, 2. 21-1235_Attachment 2- ARPA FINAL LIST_Descriptions 6.28.21
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 30, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Proposed Funding Allocations (Tranche #1). (This item is not a public hearing item)
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ISSUE: Planning for the allocation of $29.8 million in federal stimulus funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the American Rescue Plan Act $29.8 million Allocation Plan for tranche #1 as detailed in this report.

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.

ARPA, as enacted by Congress, 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 (SNAP). 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 $59.6 million in two equal tranches of $29,816,917 (the first allocation was already received and the second will be received in May 2022). As an independent city (with both city and county duties) out of only 41 cities in the nation, the City will be receiving both a city and county allocation which is how the $59.6 million level was calculated by the U.S. Treasury Depar...

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