Sept. 30, 2021 – Residents are invited to help determine how best to address the local impact of COVID-19 using federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act.
In addition to an online survey, virtual public listening sessions are scheduled for 9 to 10 a.m., Tues., Oct 5, and 7 to 9 p.m., Wed., Oct. 6 – links to participate online will be posted at www.oak-park.us/arpa.
Comments, suggestions and questions also can be sent via email to ARPAcomments@oak-park.us.
Use of the federal dollars allocated under the American Rescue Plan Act must fall within general guidelines set by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Approved uses include supporting the public health response, replacing lost public sector revenues that fund important services, investing in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure, addressing negative economic impacts from the pandemic and providing premium pay for essential workers.
The Village Board will evaluate all available information, including community input, and determine priorities for allocating the funds within the Board Goals adopted on June 14, 2021.
A first review of the public input is planned for November.
For more information on the local effort, visit www.oak-park.us/arpa.