Ald. Khalif Rainey
Press Release

Council approves resolution related to ARPA fund distribution and tracking

 

By - Jul 7th, 2021 11:29 am

The Common Council today unanimously approved file #210368 – a resolution relating to a poverty-level based apportionment of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The file was authored by Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, and directs the Department of Administration to collect specific ARPA geographic apportionment data and present it to the Common Council on a quarterly basis.

“As has been said many times, this federal funding represents an immense opportunity for our city. The funding is urgently needed and we must ensure an equitable recovery, and we must make sure these dollars are supporting the areas of greatest need, and this file allows the Council to monitor progress by receiving regular reports in specific census tracts moving forward,” Alderman Rainey said. “I want to thank my colleagues for supporting this file as we continue to progress on our journey to strengthen our city for everyone, and especially those in most need.”

The file indicates that geographic information about ARPA expenditures shall include the location of infrastructure, housing or other capital improvements, the location of service providers and/or the residence of individuals receiving goods or services. Each City Department tasked with administering ARPA-funded programs shall collect and track sufficient information related to the amount of ARPA expenditures, and locations where ARPA-funded goods, services, and infrastructure, housing or other capital investments are provided.

Co-sponsors of the file are: Alderman Russell W. Stamper, IIAlderman Ashanti HamiltonAlderwoman Milele A. CoggsAlderman Michael J. MurphyAlderwoman Chantia LewisAlderwoman Marina DimitrijevicAlderman José G. PérezAlderwoman Nikiya DoddAlderman Nik Kovac, and Alderman Robert J. Bauman.

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