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American Rescue Plan Act

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Attend an upcoming ARPA public workshop:

An ASL interpreter will be provided at all ARPA meetings.

Watch a past ARPA public meeting:

Thurs., Sept. 30  | 6:00 pm | Public Input
Monday, Nov. 1 | 6 pm | City Hall Commission Chambers - Non-Profit Input (Virtual option)   

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On May 10, 2021, the US Department of Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021.  The ARPA  will deliver $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. These funds can be used to respond to acute pandemic response needs, fill revenue shortfalls among local governments, and support the communities and populations hardest-hit by the COVID-19 public crisis.  Eligible uses must be in response to the disease itself or the harmful consequences of the economic disruptions resulting from, or exacerbated by, the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The City of Boynton Beach will receive a total of $13,647,904.00 in two tranches, receiving our first deposit of $6,823,952.00 on May 19,2021.  The U.S. Treasury Department has stressed the importance for government units to ASSESS and IDENTIFY the greatest needs, and to provide services either directly or through existing evidence-based programs.

Questions? View ARPA FAQ, call 561-742-6014 or email

*ASL interpreter available upon request.

tutoring programThis summer, the City of Boynton Beach teamed up with several local partner organizations to administer a free Jump Start Tutoring Program for rising 4th grade students from Rolling Green and Forest Park Elementary Schools in Boynton Beach.  The two-week program, funded by the City’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation, was implemented to address learning loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare students for the upcoming school year.  

The Boynton Beach Coalition of Clergy and the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County recruited tutors from the community to implement the Palm Beach County School District educational programming, which focuses on math, science and reading fundaments. Feeding South Florida and the Juvenile Transition Center provided complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks to the students and tutors. 

Budget $25,000

The City may utilize  these funds to:

firefighter giving a vaccineSupport public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff.

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Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector.

city garbage truckReplace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic

boynton beach fire rescue helping at an accidentProvide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors

utilities worker at work in a holeInvest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet.

The City has partnership with Florida International University to create a comprehensive strategy to address racial and social equity in the City. The strategy will include an internal organizational review of the City’s internal systems, policies, and processes to establish the capacity to assess, implement, and monitor a social and racial equity strategy and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, and an external community needs assessment that will render the analytical framework and community engagement to develop study findings and present recommended action/policy items. 

Budget - $125,000

The study will assess the current and future housing needs of the City of Boynton Beach through market-based observations and conclusions.  This data assists in the planning and evaluation of housing within the City and the development of strategic solutions for attainable housing based on policy reviews, case studies, and the current economic and geographic characteristics of the City.  

Budget - $28,500

The City has partnered with the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (BBCRA) to participate in a public auction of thirty five (35) Cherry Hill lots owned by the Palm Beach County Housing Authority. The City will use ARPA funding to assist the BBCRA in purchasing as many lots as possible for future redevelopment and infill affordable housing.
Budget: Up to $500,000