The City of Minneapolis is seeking feedback from residents, businesses, and neighborhood and community organizations as it considers funding priorities for the second round of American Rescue Plan Act funding awarded to the City to address economic and public health impacts from the pandemic.
The survey will be open through Sept. 24. Results will assist City leaders as they determine funding priorities for the remaining federal funding awarded to the City. The City Council approved Mayor Jacob Frey’s $102 million spending plan for the first round of American Rescue Plan Act funding July 2. It featured a strong emphasis on economic recovery, affordable housing and community safety measures. It also included funding for a new guaranteed basic income pilot.
The City may use the funds on the following:
- Support public health expenditures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency.
- Serve low-income communities and individuals, families and businesses hardest hit by the pandemic.
- Replace public sector revenue lost due to the pandemic.
- Provide premium pay for essential workers.
- Invest in necessary improvements to water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
Mayor Frey is expected to recommend a spending proposal for the second round of funding to the City Council late fall/early winter.