#American Rescue Plan Act

1,000 Phoenix Families To Get $1,000 Monthly Stipends With Few Strings

The Phoenix City Council approved a $12 million financial assistance program to provide monthly stipends to families for 12 months. The money comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Phoenix received $196 million from ARPA this year and expects another $196 million next year. The program is expected...
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Bay City approves funding ‘immediate needs’ with portion of American Rescue Plan Act dollars

BAY CITY, MI - Bay City made its first official determination on how to spend a small slice of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Bay City was allocated a total of $31,076,578 from the plan, which aims to provides additional relief to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals and businesses, as previously reported by MLive.
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American Rescue Plan Act projects approved by Roanoke City Council

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The city of Roanoke received $64.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. Then, they created a panel of citizens to figure out how to spend it. After many meetings, the Star City Recovery and Resiliency plans were presented to the city council Monday night. It’s...
Times Gazette

Hillsboro highly recommends masks

The Hillsboro City Schools are following Highland County Health Department guidelines and highly recommending that students wear facial coverings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are not requiring students to wear them, superintendent Tim Davis said at Monday’s school board meeting. Davis said that some students and staff are wearing...

Illinois providing more funds for home energy assistance, other services

Illinois is tapping into more American Rescue Plan Act funds to help needy families with energy bills and other costs. The Help Illinois Families Initiative provides funding for qualifying households with low income, regardless of how they may be affected by COVID-19. A total of $327 million is available through the Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program and the Community Services Block Grant Program to help families with utilities, rent, food and other household expenses, regardless of immigration status.

Mayor proposes adding 13 officers to Federal Way police force

As Federal Way sees a recent uptick in crime, the mayor is asking the Federal Way City Council to approve adding 13 more officer positions to the city’s police force. The mayor’s recommendation will be presented Sept. 21, suggesting that the Federal Way City Council approve to add 13 officers to the police department. The approval would increase the city’s police force from 137 to 150 authorized officers.
Westerly Sun

Lacey sworn in as acting town manager; Rooney recalls his time fondly

WESTERLY — Outgoing Town Manager J. Mark Rooney says he will have fond memories of his time in Westerly, a more than three-year-long chapter that ended with his resignation to pursue what town officials said was a career opportunity closer to his Chicago-area residence. During a meeting of the Town...
Sacramento Bee

What California’s hardest-hit communities need to prevent evictions when moratoriums end

Despite our collective optimism about “getting back to normal,” the dangers of the pandemic are looming. While vaccinations have slowed the spread of COVID, cases of the rapidly spreading delta variant have risen. Homelessness is a crisis, and many are teetering on the edge of homelessness with no guarantee that rental relief will reach the masses by the end of the month.
Milton Daily Standard

Assessment of William Cameron Fire Company building proposed

LEWISBURG — Ward 1 Representative Michael Derman, also borough Central Susquehanna Fire and Emergency Service representative, told Lewisburg Borough Council members Tuesday evening that an architectural firm has made a proposal to look over William Cameron Engine Company (WCEC) facilities. Derman said they would evaluate the Buffalo Road building with...