The City of Minneapolis, including the Mayor and City Council is seeking feedback from residents, businesses, and neighborhood and community organizations as it considers funding priorities for the second round of American Rescue Plan Act funding awarded to the City to address economic and public health impacts from the pandemic.
The survey will be open until Midnight on September 24th, and these results will help City leaders as they determine funding priorities for the remaining federal funding awarded to the City. Earlier this year, the City Council amended and approved the first $102 million spending plan for ARP funds.
The Mayor is expected to recommend a spending proposal for the second round of funding to the City Council in the late fall or early winter coinciding with public conversations around the 2022 City Budget.
The City may use the funds on the following:
• Support public health expenditures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency.
• Serve low-income communities and individuals, families and businesses hardest hit by the pandemic.
• Replace public sector revenue lost due to the pandemic.
• Provide premium pay for essential workers.
• Invest in necessary improvements to water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.