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Ann Arbor Seeks Input on American Rescue Act Funding Projects

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January 5, 2022 - ​The City of Ann Arbor is asking residents to learn more and share their thoughts on potential projects identified for $24.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding that the city is receiving. The funding is part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which provides financial support to local governments to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Ann Arbor is now in the process of determining how to allocate the one-time $24.1 million in ARPA funds the city is receiving. Information on the proposed projects is available at www.a2gov.org/rescuefunds, including video overviews to explain each project. The public can also sign up to receive project updates via email while on the site.​

As part of this effort, the city will be holding a series of online public meetings to answer questions about potential projects; participants are highly encouraged to watch overview videos before joining the question-and-answer sessions. To use time efficiently, project overviews will not be provided during the meetings. A link to the online meetings will provided on the meeting day(s) at www.a2gov.org/rescuefunds, or join by calling 213-338-8477 or 888-788-0099; Webinar ID: 993 3292 7005.

An online survey will be available Jan. 28–Feb. 14, 2022, (to be linked on the project site) to gather public input about which projects to fund.

For additional information about this process, contact Community Engagement Specialists Kayla Coleman ([email protected]) or Heather Seyfarth ([email protected]) or call 734-794-6435.

Overview Se​​​ssion

Wednesday , Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m.

  • Funding overview and general question-and-answer session on all projects.  

Projec​t-focused Q & A Sessions

Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Noon–1:30 p.m. Miller-Catherine Bike Facility & Vision Zero Implementation

  • 4-5:30 p.m. Community and Law Enforcement Public Safety Data Platform & Unarmed Response 

  • 6-7 p.m. Galvanized Water Service Line Replacement 

​​​Wednesday, Jan. 19
  • Noon–1:30 p.m. Housing for Homeless Households & Property Acquisition for Affordable Housing

  • 4-5:30 p.m. Fire Station 4 (Huron Parkway) – First Net Zero Fire Station in Michigan & Solar on City Facilities

  • 6-7 p.m. City Clerk Election Center

​Thursday, Jan. 20
  • Noon – 1 p.m. Gallup Park Bridge Replacement and Road and Trail Renovation

  • 4-5:30 p.m. Universal Basic Income & Coordinated Funding Support

All persons are encouraged to participate in public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to [email protected]; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to:

City Clerk's Office
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104 

Requests made with less than two business days' notice may not be able to be accommodated.
 

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Media Contact Information

Robert Kellar
Communications Specialist
734.794.6000 x41524
[email protected]


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