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City Hosting ARPA Public Input Meetings

The City  is hosting a series of Public Input Meetings to obtain community feedback regarding the City’s expenditure of American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) funds. The first meeting will occur on Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 pm at City Hall Commission Chambers (100 E. Ocean Ave.). Those unable to attend in person may tune in to the live GoToWebinar broadcast.  An ASL interpreter will be provided.

A second Public Input Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 pm at Fire Station #3 (3501 N. Congress Ave.). No virtual option is offered for this meeting.
A meeting geared specifically towards Non-Profits is scheduled for Monday, November 1 at 6:00 pm at City Hall + Online. An ASL interpreter will be provided.

On May 10, 2021, the US Department of Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established by the 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  will receive a total of $13,647,904 in two tranches, receiving our first deposit of $6,823,952 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.

Community members may also share their feedback via an online survey available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole languages.  

Questions? Call the City’s Economic Development Manager at 561-742-6014 or email arpa@bbfl.us.

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