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:

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. We conducted a survey to start the conversation that closed On October 31, 2021. Below is a quick snapshot of the results.

For a more in depth analysis of your responses, Click on the image below.


We have a new survey that we encourage you to take to help us further refine Jericho's spending priorities. You can take that survey by scrolling down below.

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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Town of Jericho is receiving $1,493,000 million in federal economic relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Town conducted a survey in the fall of 2021, in which 261 people participated. We are now further seeking your input through a follow up survey on how this money should be spent to benefit Jericho residents.

    Several items rose to the top in the fall survey as agreed upon priorities. Click here to view the full summarized survey results. Our goal with this survey is to take a deeper dive into the already identified priorities to further understand Jericho’s ARPA funding priorities.

    Town needs to decide what to spend these funds on by December 31, 2024; and the money must be spent by December 31, 2026. In summary, the ARPA program provides governments across the country with the resources needed to:

    • Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with its public health and economic impacts.
    • Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenue resulting from the crisis
    • Build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity

    Additional details can be found on the VLCT ARPA webpage.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Town of Jericho is receiving $1,493,000 million in federal economic relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 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. ARPA funding has a broad range of eligible uses on which the money can be spent. Recommended guiding principles can be found at gfoa.org or for FAQs go to vlct.org.

    You may also submit comments on the Tools section of this page or email Town Administrator, John Abbott

    This survey will run through October 31. 2021.

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Page last updated: 02 Jun 2022, 03:16 PM