ARPA Spending Plan

The City wanted to hear from the public about ways to consider spending the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The City collected feedback from the public on Better Together Edina and held two listening sessions (one in-person and one virtually). All of these ideas were filtered, sorted and taken into considerations as City Manager Scott Neal developed a final recommendation on spending to City Council. The federal government priorities the City is allowed to spend the money on include:

  1. Supporting public health response
  2. Addressing the negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency
  3. Serving the hardest-hit communities and families
  4. Replacing lost public sector revenue
  5. Providing premium pay for essential workers
  6. Investing in water and sewer infrastructure
  7. Investing in broadband infrastructure

Funds are not to be spent on:

  1. Direct or indirect tax reductions, rebates, credits, etc.
  2. Deposits into pension funds

Since the money will be in two waves, the City will refer to them as Round 1 and Round 2. Here is the Round 1 spending plan.

The City will continue to provide updates as we implement the approved plan.

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