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Posted on: October 25, 2021

ARPA Funding Allocation

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To serve the City’s recovery and future, and in keeping with the intended use of the American Rescue Plan Act - Federal Government’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), Mayor O’Connor has shared a proposal for the City’s $10.6 Million allocation. Based on the needs facing our community and city operations, the Mayor’s proposal focuses largely on the areas of public health, public safety, equitable community and economic support, homelessness, and infrastructure resiliency.

The SLFRF is part of the larger American Rescue Plan Act and aims to address the negative impacts COVID-19 has had on public health, safety, businesses, and local governments. SLFRF is designed to focus on six key areas known as expenditure categories.  These areas are Public Heath; Negative Economic Impacts; Service to Disproportionally Impacted Communities; Premium Pay; Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure; and Revenue Replacement. Note: Premium Pay (EC4) and Revenue Replacement (EC6) areas were not utilized in this plan as they were already addressed via CARES funding and careful budgetary/operational adjustments. This allows the maximum use of the SLFRF funding for community needs.

PROPOSED PLAN 1 On October 13, 2021, the Mayor presented the following plan for Frederick's funds (WATCH THE MEETING DISCUSSION)


SLFRF Expenditure

Category

Location

Focus

Community Need

Dept.

Project / Initiative

Est. Cost

1.7 Public Health - Capital Investment or Physical Plant changes to Public Facilities that respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency

City-wide

 

Public Safety

 FPD  

Expansion of FPD Crisis Car Program

 $250,000

City-wide

Public Safety

RSC

 

Expansion of cameras in parks and public spaces

 $200,000 

 

Downtown

Public Health

DPW-P&R

24 Hr. Public Restroom Facility Carroll Creek (Design Only)

$100,000

1.8 Public Health - Other COVID-19 Public Health Expenses including communications, enforcement, isolation/quarantine

City-wide

Public Health

OM-C

Enhanced Constituent Services capacity and resources

 $200,000 

City-wide

Public Safety

FPD  

Expansion of Police Body Worn Cameras

 $1,700,000 

1.9 Public Health - Payroll Costs for public health, safety, and other public sector staff responding to COVID-19

Internal

Public Health

All

Vaccination Incentives and COVID testing for City Staff

 $1,300,000 

2.2 Neg. Econ. Impacts - Household Assistance: Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Aid

City-wide

Community and Economic

HHS

Water and Sewer 

Utility Assistance Grants

 $250,000 

2.9 Neg. Econ. Impacts - Small Business Economic Assistance

City-wide

Community and Economic

DED

Small, Minority, and Women Owned Business Recovery Counseling

 $150,000 

2.10 Aid to Nonprofit Organizations

City-wide

Community and Economic

OM

Aid to nonprofit and arts organizations

$200,000

3.11 Housing Support: Services for Unhoused Persons

City-wide

Homelessness

HHS

Shelter Improvements

 $225,000

City-wide

Homelessness

HHS

Soup Kitchen & Community Garden Improvements

 $200,000 

5.5 Infrastructure - Clean Water: Other Sewer Infrastructure

City-wide

Infrastructure

DPW

Wastewater Plant Resiliency

Dark Fiber

 $200,000 

5.6 Infrastructure - Clean Water: Stormwater

As noted

Infrastructure

DPW

SWM Resiliency Projects 

Downtown, Kline, N. Market, Pump Station 3, W. Patrick

$5,625,000 


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