Cincinnati Stimulus Funding
Community Input

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”) was signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021. This program will provide significant stimulus and recovery funding to local governments throughout the United States. Cincinnati is receiving about $291 million which will come in two equal parts.  The first half is expected early in May and the second half a year later.  All funds are required to be spent by the end of 2024.

Detailed guidance for use of this money has not yet been released by the federal government though general parameters are known.

This infusion of funds represents a historic opportunity for our City.  Obviously, we must use some of the funds to address the financial impacts of the pandemic on city government and city employees.  We must also provide relief to private organizations and citizens who have been devastated financially in the last year. 

Beyond these immediate needs, we should develop a forward looking vision of transformative uses of significant parts of this one time grant of funds.  As Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee, my task is to shepherd the difficult process to allocate this funding.  We welcome and need your help.

 

The first hearing before the Committee will be at 1:00 pm on April 12.   Before then, however, it would extremely helpful for you to begin to share your insights about visionary uses of this federal grant.  We appreciate your thoughtful responses.

 

For your reference, go to the City Manager’s presentation, memo and funding recommendations of March 24 containing the Administration’s suggestions for the federal money.

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* 2. Do you think that some Funding should be allocated to the following

  Support Do Not Support
Cincinnati Recreation Centers and Pool Operation
Youth Employment
Art Organizations
Social Services support
Violence Prevention initiatives
Neighborhood support
Neighborhood Business support
Restaurants support
Minority Businesses Support
Affordable Housing Support
Blight Removal

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* 3. Do you support spending funds for Capital projects that have not had sufficient funding in the past to be realized?

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* 4. Are there specific projects on the City Administration list that you object to?

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* 5. Do you have some ideas of projects you would rather like to spend the money on? Project 1

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* 6. Project 2

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* 7. Project 3

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* 8. Dream about a transformational use of $29.1 million.  What do you suggest?

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* 9. Name (optional)

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* 10. Email address for follow up (optional)

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