American Rescue Plan Act: Share Your Ideas

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We need your help!

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law in March 2021 to provide significant resources to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts.

The city of Aurora will receive $65.4 million in one-time direct federal aid, with additional funding provided for programs related to rental and housing assistance.

There are some restrictions in place for how the funds may be used, so see our FAQs on this page for more details. Ideally, this funding should go to one-time projects or short-term initiatives instead of new programs to avoid any associated long-term operating costs. The funding also provides an opportunity to address deferred maintenance and enhance infrastructure. Finally, the funding offers a chance to develop regional partnerships to address challenges impacting the entire region.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our survey or shared ideas on our idea boards, which closed Oct. 8. We appreciate hearing how we should spend this money to have the greatest positive impact on our community.


We need your help!

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law in March 2021 to provide significant resources to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts.

The city of Aurora will receive $65.4 million in one-time direct federal aid, with additional funding provided for programs related to rental and housing assistance.

There are some restrictions in place for how the funds may be used, so see our FAQs on this page for more details. Ideally, this funding should go to one-time projects or short-term initiatives instead of new programs to avoid any associated long-term operating costs. The funding also provides an opportunity to address deferred maintenance and enhance infrastructure. Finally, the funding offers a chance to develop regional partnerships to address challenges impacting the entire region.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our survey or shared ideas on our idea boards, which closed Oct. 8. We appreciate hearing how we should spend this money to have the greatest positive impact on our community.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    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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