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File #: 23-0283    Name: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program and Projects Update.
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/13/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/25/2022 Final action:
Title: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program and Projects Update.
Attachments: 1. 23-0283_Attachment #1 ARPA Financial Report Summary 10.11.22, 2. 23-0283_Attachment #2 ARPA Program and Projects Update #4 10.19.22
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 18, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: TERRY SUEHR, DIRECTOR, PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program and Projects Update.
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ISSUE: Provide quarterly report information on the implementation status of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding as of June 30, 2022.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receive this quarterly report.

DISCUSSION: The Department of Project Implementation (DPI) manages the overall ARPA programs to ensure compliance with federal regulations and oversee project alignment with established baselines. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information on the implementation status of the American Rescue Plan Act funding as of June 30, 2022. Highlights of progress made on ARPA funded projects and the ARPA program management over the past quarter include:

* Housing supported and referred over 400 residents to services in the City related to rent relief, landlord-tenant mediation and other services.
* A total of eight organizations were awarded Community Access grants totaling $1,221,822 and thirteen organizations received emergency support grant awards totaling $709,932.
* The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), the Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and the Goethe-Institute, held a day-long symposium to exchange ideas to help shape spaces in Alexandria that honor the enslaved and those victimized by racial terror hate crimes.
* 50 Mobile Hotspots were purchased and made available to the community. There were 311 circulations throughout the first quarter of 2022. The goal is to have a total of 1,200 cumulative circulations by the end of the 4th quarter.
* On-Site Insight, Inc. condu...

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