Mayor to give virtual citywide presentation to discuss planning process for spending first $400M of American Recovery Act funds

Mayor to give virtual citywide presentation to discuss planning process for spending first $400M of American Recovery Act funds

  • Community meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 25th via Zoom
  • Mayor will outline key areas of priority, kick-off series of 25 community engagement meetings in 25 days to solicit ideas and resident feedback
  • Attendees will have opportunity to vote during meeting on potential spending priorities


Mayor Mike Duggan on Tuesday will give a major citywide presentation to discuss his administration's plans to identify community spending priorities for the first $400 million the city of Detroit will receive through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  

The meeting will be held at 7PM, Tuesday, May 25 via Zoom.  After the Mayor's presentation, which will cover several potential spending areas, attendees will be able to offer comments and vote on ideas presented during the meeting. 

After this initial presentation, the city will host 25 individual community meetings in 25 days to solicit additional feedback from residents about what the city's spending priorities should be for the ARPA funds.  A schedule of meetings, which will be open to any resident, will be posted early next week on the city's website and will be updated as meetings are added. Meeting notices also will be distributed through city email subscription lists, the Department of Neighborhoods and on city social media accounts. City Council will need to appropriate the ARPA funds and approve any contracts for which ARPA funds will be used. The ARPA funds will be available during 2022, 2023, and 2024 fiscal years and must be spent by December 2024. 

What is the American Rescue Plan Act?

The act, approved by the United States government, provides unprecedented funding to families and significant investments in key areas. It also provides significant resources for cities to meet COVID-related challenges.

 

How to participate in the Mayor's May 25 citywide meeting

Zoom Link:  http://www.detroitmi.gov/ARPA-Meeting  

Dial into the meeting (312) 626-6799 or (301) 715-8592

Meeting ID: 827 5298 2663