Council acceptance of ARPA funds and Staff recommended project allocations

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On September 14, 2021, City Council was asked to amend the budget to accept the $25,727,736 in aid from the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Council was also presented with City Staff recommendations on how to allocate the ARPA funds. Here are the allowable ways in which ARPA funds can be spent:

Staff requested input from all City Departments, the Community, Chamber of Commerce, and into considerations items such as the National League of Cities Principles, Recent & In Progress Legislation, and City Council Goal Setting. Based on the input and guidance, Staff recommended the following projects to receive ARPA funding:

Proposed Projects


Downtown Street Program


Navigation Center Construction


Sideshow Deterrence


Advance Peace Program


Community Violence Intervention Programs


Broadband Buildouts


Fire Station Tone Alerting System


Economic Development Efforts


Planning Support


Grant Software and Staff


COVID-19 Delta Variant Coordinator


Glen Cove Fire Station Reopening (previously approved by Council on August 24, 2021)


To review the Council meeting and discussion, please visit:

The September 14th meeting was the first part of a two-step process. Council will be meeting again September 28, 2021, at 7pm for Step 2 to approve project allocations and amend the budget.

Members of the Public may provide comments and view the meeting by:

For additional instructions on how to speak during public comment, please visit,

The second portion of ARPA funds should be received by May or June 2022. In the coming months, City Staff and Council will continue to request feedback from community members on how money should be allocated. To provide ideas and input, please visit:

Categories: arpa, americanresuceplan, COVID19, CityCouncil, americanrescueplan
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