On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the public health and economic impacts. The American Recovery Plan Act includes $350 billion in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
The City of York’s allocation is $35.3 million. Funds can be used to cover eligible costs incurred between March 3, 2021, and Dec 31, 2024. Funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and expended by December 31, 2026. A percentage of funds will be utilized to financially stabilize the City of York from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Keep in mind that $35.3 million needs to make lasting change in York City. The list of potential priorities that are included in the survey was issued to us by the federal government, but we cannot afford to do everything that has been determined as an acceptable expense. We must make choices. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve our community. We must support long-term impacts” says Mayor Michael Helfrich.
American Rescue Plan Act Survey Results
The City of York gathered input from citizens to assist in planning for spending its American Rescue Plan Act funding. The survey included 22 questions and over 850 responses.
The Priorities in Order of Community Responses Are:
- Public Safety
- Healthy Communities and Neighborhoods
- Economic Impact
- Educational Disparities
- Broadband Infrastructure
These priorities serve as the basis for the projects submitted to the City for funding.
Interested in seeing the public City of York American Rescue Plan Act survey responses? Click the button below.View Survey Responses