Johnson County seeks community feedback on how to invest $29.3 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
The sixth and final public input session will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, Room 203 B/C, 855 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City. Facilitators will present a summary of public input received to date. Public comment will follow the presentation. A Spanish-language interpreter will be present at the meeting. If you require any other language interpretation or reasonable accommodation, please contact Keshia Fields, Inclusion and Equity Specialist, at [email protected] or 319-688-5818.
Masks and appropriate social distancing will be required for individuals who physically attend the meeting. Residents can also participate via Zoom.
The federal funding guidelines require that programs and projects must be tied to one of the following allowable uses and obligated by Dec. 31, 2024:
- Support public health response;
- Address negative economic impacts;
- Replace public sector revenue loss;
- Provide premium pay to essential workers; and
- Make necessary investments to water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
Public input, transparency and accountability are critical to Johnson County’s response efforts. All residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to provide feedback about their priorities for eligible use of these funds.
More information about ARPA and how it impacts Johnson County is available at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpa.