American Rescue Plan Act: We Heard You

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We heard you!

In response to the community's feedback and with guidance from the Aurora City Council, the city of Aurora has decided how to allocate federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding awarded in 2021 to support economic and public health recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $1.9 trillion ARPA economic stimulus bill signed into law March 2021 provided the city of Aurora with $65.4 million in one-time direct federal aid, with additional funding given for programs related to rental and housing assistance.

Because of the pandemic, the city experienced revenue shortfalls that negatively impacted its ability to deliver government services. To the extent of this lost revenue, the city can use ARPA funds to provide government services, including necessary infrastructure projects, in order to meet the community's needs.

To inform City Council’s funding decisions, they asked the community to dream big about their priorities in recovering from the pandemic. The community provided feedback through surveys, idea boards and community listening sessions. Items were prioritized under three funding categories: Community Assistance, Infrastructure and Service Preservation.

Visit the FAQs section to find out more about what projects were funded.


We heard you!

In response to the community's feedback and with guidance from the Aurora City Council, the city of Aurora has decided how to allocate federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding awarded in 2021 to support economic and public health recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $1.9 trillion ARPA economic stimulus bill signed into law March 2021 provided the city of Aurora with $65.4 million in one-time direct federal aid, with additional funding given for programs related to rental and housing assistance.

Because of the pandemic, the city experienced revenue shortfalls that negatively impacted its ability to deliver government services. To the extent of this lost revenue, the city can use ARPA funds to provide government services, including necessary infrastructure projects, in order to meet the community's needs.

To inform City Council’s funding decisions, they asked the community to dream big about their priorities in recovering from the pandemic. The community provided feedback through surveys, idea boards and community listening sessions. Items were prioritized under three funding categories: Community Assistance, Infrastructure and Service Preservation.

Visit the FAQs section to find out more about what projects were funded.


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    Share your biggest needs and priorities to determine how we should allocate this one-time direct federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Only one survey submission per individual, please. Be sure to add your ideas to our idea boards in addition to taking this short survey.

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Page last updated: 23 Mar 2022, 11:46 AM