Public hearing set for June 16 on proposed spending plan for first round of American Rescue Plan Act funding

June 8, 2021

The City Council’s Committee of the Whole will hold an online public hearing 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 on Mayor Jacob Frey’s spending proposal for the first round of federal funding awarded to the City of Minneapolis through the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act.

The City Council will begin reviewing the proposed spending plan this week at Committee of the Whole meetings 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 and 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10. The committee is scheduled to consider amendments to the spending plan 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23. The City Council is anticipated to take final action on the plan Friday, July 2.

Mayor Jacob Frey outlined his plan for the first round of the $271 million in federal funding on June 4. The $89 million proposal focuses on economic recovery, affordable housing, and community safety measures while piloting new programming like a guaranteed basic income (GBI) pilot project and an apprentice-style community safety initiative.

Key priority areas include affordable housing ($28 million), economic recovery ($37 million), public safety ($11.5 million), and a new Minneapolis GBI program ($3 million). Approximately $12 million is budgeted for City enterprise investments, such as furlough relief and other staff needs. 

American Rescue Plan Act funding online public hearing

6:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, City Council’s Committee of the Whole 

Learn how to participate in a public hearing.

Review Mayor Frey’s spending proposal.

                                                                 

 

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