Thank you for agreeing to participate in our survey! We are conducting a study to help advise local decision makers on how the ARPA funds should be spent. 

Thank you in advance for understanding that this survey is for individuals who live, work, or own a business in Middleton.

This survey is part of the town's effort to design a transparent, accessible, and equitable project selection process for allocating funds.  The survey will take about 7-9 minutes to complete.

For reference, the four main categories for municipal spending via The American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) are:
1.      Respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;
2.      Pay workers providing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency;
3.      Provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue to the Town due to the COVID-19 public health emergency in the most recent full fiscal year; and
4.      Make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

Additional feedback on how the Town can use ARPA funds can be submitted via email to arpa@middletonma.gov

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* 1. Do you currently own or work for a business or organization located in Middleton, or own property in Middleton (check all that apply)?

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* 2. How would you rate you and/or your household on the following?

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Overall physical health
Overall emotional/social health
Overall mental health
Overall economic health

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* 3. How much of a problem, if at all, are the following currently for your household?

  Major problem Moderate problem Minor problem Not a problem Not applicable
Access to medical services
Access to mental health services
Access to COVID testing
Access to COVID vaccine
Access to healthy food
Not being able to exercise
Feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge
Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
Feeling lonely or isolated
Household members not getting along
Household members becoming more aggravated and/or violent
Household members drinking more alcohol
Household members struggling with addiction to prescription or illicit drugs

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* 4. How much of a problem, if at all, are the following currently for your household?

  Major problem Moderate problem Minor Problem Not a problem Not applicable 
Loss of job(s)
Reduced household income
Making rent or mortgage payments
Lack of technology skills to communicate
Lack of technology to work/attend school from home
Providing financial, emotional, or other support for extended family not living with you
Lack of childcare/supervision
Access to reliable local transportation for school, work, or other necessary travel

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* 5. If you are an employer, which one of the following statements best describes your current employee situation? (If you are not an employer or if your business is not located in Middleton, please select not applicable)

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* 6. If you have school-aged children, to what degree was your children's education impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 7. The areas listed below are some of the general priorities facing the community that may have projects or plans that could be eligible for ARPA funding. Please rank your priorities that you believe are the most important for the Town to address.  

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* 8. Based on your observations, thoughts, and experiences in the community, what would you say are some of the most common and critically important town-wide community needs that the town could focus federal resources on helping to address? Please rank your priorities.

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* 9. Please specify the additional neighborhood needs from the prior question (if any). 

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* 10. Gender: How do you identify?

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* 11. What is your age?

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* 12. What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received?

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* 13. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)

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* 14. Are you of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino origin or descent?

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* 15. What is your approximate average household income?

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* 16. How much, if at all, has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your household income?

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