What is the American Rescue Plan Act?
ARPA will deliver $120,000,000 in federal funding to the City of Lexington to aid in economic recovery to ensure growth and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The community survey and project proposal form are now closed. Below you can find the results and data gathered during the survey.
This document has each proposal separated into the eleven categories listed in the raw data. These categories include Parks, Infrastructure, Capital Investment, Environment, Social Services, City Services, Grants to Outside Agencies, Arts, Worker Bonuses, Economic Recovery and Housing. Each category has its own tab at the bottom of the document. This is just for reference and to help councilmembers and the community sort through the information.
Priorities and principles
- Highest priority
- Projects that have a direct impact on vulnerable populations and those impacted the most by the pandemic
- Budget related principles
- One-time projects that entail no ongoing costs
- Projects that produce savings or increased revenue in the future
- Additional principles
- Projects that lead to economic opportunity
- Projects that make an impact on our physical infrastructure
- Projects that made an impact on our social infrastructure
Commitment to transparency
The council and administration are committed to full transparency with the use of all funds and to ensuring equitable fund distribution across the city and its populations.
Funding categories and types of allowable projects
- Community health, wellness and quality of life
- Critical city services, employee retention and facilities
- Economic recovery and growth
- Equity-focused services and partnerships
- Growing successful neighborhoods
- Harm prevention and public safety
To provide maximum transparency and continual real-time information, the LFUCG will be uploading all required reports to the American Rescue Plan Act to this page. These reports include project commitments, budgets, obligations and expenditures but most importantly, the criteria under which the projects are qualified and the populations impacted by funding.
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Recovery plan performance report
Total ARPA received $89.8 million
Total ARPA expected $121.2 million
Total ARPA budgeted $119.8 million
Total ARPA obligated $32.2 million
Eligible projects include services and programs to contain and mitigate COVID-19 spread and services to address behavioral healthcare needs exacerbated by the pandemic.
Eligible projects include those that address the negative impacts caused by the public health emergency, including assistance to workers; small business support. Eligible projects include those that address the negative impacts caused by the public health emergency, including assistance to workers; small business support; speeding the recovery of tourism, travel, and hospitality sectors; and rebuilding public sector and non-profit capacity. This category also includes programs and projects that support long-term housing security and promote strong, healthy communities.
Eligible projects include expenses for payroll, rehiring, enhanced service delivery, and administrative needs for public sector health, safety or human services workers.
ARPA funding provides resources to local governments to recognize the heroic contributions of essential workers. Eligible workers include a broad range of essential workers who must be physically present at their job.
Eligible projects include necessary improvements in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
Local governments facing budget shortfalls are permitted to use the funding to replace lost revenue for the purpose of providing governmental services. These services may include recreation, transportation, economic development and other general government services.
Local governments are permitted to use the funding for administering ARPA funds, including costs of in-house staff or consultants to support effective oversight and ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and other requirements. A project contingency is also held in this Expenditure Category.