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Where should Alexandria’s American Rescue Plan funding go?

The City of Alexandria is hosting a virtual meeting this weekend to gather public input on where federal funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) should go.

The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) from 10-11 a.m.

“The City of Alexandria is seeking community input as we prepare for the upcoming receipt of federal funding as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP),” the city said on its website. “This meeting will provide an opportunity for staff to answer questions and to hear from the community about proposed spending opportunities to help with COVID-19 recovery efforts.”

Alexandria is slated to receive $59.4 million from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, with the first installment this month and the next coming in May 2022.

According to the city manager’s office, the overall focus of the investments will be:

  • Continued financial relief to households, small businesses and nonprofits
  • Or financially assisting the city’s tourism, travel, and hospitality industries
  • To fund city services
  • investments in broadband, sewer and water infrastructure

Attendees can register online. The webinar ID is 971 7157 6389 and the passcode is 025975.

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