City of Rochester looking for input on how to invest $202M in federal funds | WHEC.com

City of Rochester looking for input on how to invest $202M in federal funds

City of Rochester looking for input on how to invest $202M in federal funds Photo: City of Rochester Facebook Page.

WHECTV
Updated: June 17, 2021 03:51 PM
Created: May 27, 2021 10:20 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The City of Rochester is brainstorming ways to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding it received, and it wants your help to figure out the next steps.

City officials said residents will have three ways of letting the city know how they should use the $202 million allocations from the American Rescue Plan Act. 

Residents can provide input in the following ways: 

  • Complete an online survey
  • Attend an in-person Community Input Session at 7 p.m. Thursday via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be posted at CityofRochester.Gov/ARPA
  • Participate in a Telephone Town Hall meeting tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17.

The $202 million is part of  $65 billion distributed to cities nationwide as part of the stimulus bill. The money will be used over a two-year span, the city said it already received $101 million in the middle of May.

The U.S. Department of Treasury listed four objectives for the funds:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control;
  • Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs;
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses;
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the in-equal impact of the pandemic.


Copyright 2021 - WHEC-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company