The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Explained:
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides substantial federal financial resources to support states, local governments, school districts, etc.
In July 2021, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 168 which provides funds to support local economic recovery efforts, advancements in Ohio’s pediatric health care facilities, and improvements to Ohio’s water and sewer infrastructure.
In total, Ohio will receive $5.68 billion.
City’s ARPA Funding:
In August 2021, City Council passed ordinance no. 21-048 allows the city to apply for and accept funding under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Under the state’s allocation guidelines, the City of Wadsworth will receive ARPA funds totaling $2,518,844 over the span of two years, with each payout (or “tranche”) representing 50% of total funding.
- 2021 → $1,259,422 (already received)
- 2022 → $1,259,422 (expected summer, 2022)
Investment Plan Summary:
- $100,000 for another Utility Assistance Program
- $100,000 for Digital Safety Radio System & 911 Backup Project
- $600,000 for City Hall HVAC System Project
- $800,000 for Memorial Park Improvement Project
- $200,000 for Durling Park Improvement Project
- $200,000 for City Hall Generator Project
- $350,000 for Summit Street Water Tank Renovation Project
- $175,000 for Rainbow Street Sanitary Sewer Project