City of Cleveland Announces Details for ARPA Fund Distribution

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The City of Cleveland announced fund distribution details for its portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) stimulus. In total, the City of Cleveland was allocated more than $511 million of ARPA funds – the eighth largest award in the nation. Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s plan for spending $121 million of the city’s stimulus is currently being reviewed by Cleveland City Council under legislation (Ord. Number 843-2021). View the attachments announcing the specific projects and program descriptions in the legislation:

• Legislation
• Building & Housing
• Community Development and Economic Development

These funds are important as the City looks to turn the tide on the pandemic by helping limit the spread of COVID-19, addressing the negative impact COVID-19 had on the residents and businesses of the City, and putting the city on a path to a substantial and equitable recovery that benefits all residents.

To date, the city has received half of the total allocation. The second disbursement will come in mid-2022, and all the funds must be allocated by Dec. 31, 2024 and spent by Dec. 31, 2026.

ARPA provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, small businesses, and industries. It continues many of the programs started by the CARES Act (2020) and Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) by adding new phases, new allocations, and new guidance to address issues related to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of this economic crisis, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is providing needed relief to state, local, and Tribal governments to enable them to continue to support the public health response and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable economic recovery.

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