American Rescue Plan Act Funding - Priorities

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About The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA )

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included $350 billion in pandemic-related aid for state and local governments.

Vermont is receiving more than $1.25 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding from ARPA. While the legislature and the governor will determine how more than $1 billion of that funding will be spent, Congress directed nearly $200 million of that funding directly to Vermont’s cities, towns, and villages.

Jericho is directly receiving $1,493,000.


How May Jericho Spend the Funding?

ARPA includes four broad criteria outlining eligible uses:

  • To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;
  • To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers;
  • For the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID–19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency; and
  • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

We want to hear from YOU!

The Town is seeking your input on how this money should be spent to benefit Jericho residents. This is the first step in the decision-making process. The Town needs to decide what to spend these funds on by December 31, 2024; and the money must be spent by December 31, 2026.

Below we have set up a survey where you can provide your input on how to spend this money. This survey will close On October 31, 2021. We also have set up two discussion tools ("Post Your Ideas" and "Let's Discuss Affordable Housing"). We hope you will jump in on, have your say, listen to your neighbors, and together discuss Jericho's ARPA funding possibilities.

About The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA )

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included $350 billion in pandemic-related aid for state and local governments.

Vermont is receiving more than $1.25 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding from ARPA. While the legislature and the governor will determine how more than $1 billion of that funding will be spent, Congress directed nearly $200 million of that funding directly to Vermont’s cities, towns, and villages.

Jericho is directly receiving $1,493,000.


How May Jericho Spend the Funding?

ARPA includes four broad criteria outlining eligible uses:

  • To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;
  • To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers;
  • For the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID–19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency; and
  • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

We want to hear from YOU!

The Town is seeking your input on how this money should be spent to benefit Jericho residents. This is the first step in the decision-making process. The Town needs to decide what to spend these funds on by December 31, 2024; and the money must be spent by December 31, 2026.

Below we have set up a survey where you can provide your input on how to spend this money. This survey will close On October 31, 2021. We also have set up two discussion tools ("Post Your Ideas" and "Let's Discuss Affordable Housing"). We hope you will jump in on, have your say, listen to your neighbors, and together discuss Jericho's ARPA funding possibilities.

Page last updated: 11 November 2021, 11:12