American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

About the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan act (ARPA) was signed into law and established the emergency Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for the eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in response to the COVID-19 emergency. ARPA funds can be used in response to the pandemic, including mitigation and prevention of the following: support for public health expenditures, support to communities and populations heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, addressing negative economic impacts, and investment in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

The City of Maywood has opened an online survey to gather public input regarding the City’s allocated $6,452,514 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) one-time funds. Maywood City Council will consider community input to make a final decision regarding what committed projects (before December 31, 2024) will receive ARPA funds. The City must expend the funds in accordance with U.S. Department of Treasury guidelines.

Uses of Funding

Eligible expenditures must fall within one of the following categories:

  1. Support public health expenditures by responding to/mitigating the COVID-19 emergency;
  2. Replace lost public sector revenue, to provide government services to the level of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic crisis;
  3. Provide premium revenue pay essential workers offering additional support during the service in critical infrastructure sectors;
  4. Address negative economic impacts caused by the health emergency. by supporting the community, including local businesses and non-profits; and, 
  5. Investment in specific types of infrastructure, making the necessary investment to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and sewer infrastructure, and expand access to broadband internet.

City of Maywood – Public Survey Now Open for Input on American Rescue Plan Act Project Funding

Survey - Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS)

The City of Maywood, in partnership with Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS), will conduct a community-wide survey. SMRS prevention services work to build resiliency, increase civic participation, and promote healthy neighborhoods. SMRS work in prevention centers on the idea that environments matter and that everyone deserves a healthy community with access to healthy food, recreation, and safe social spaces, where businesses serve community needs and help residents thrive.

A short survey is an optimal method to provide public input on the subject. Please take a moment to complete the survey, which will help provide a framework for collecting and analyzing the community’s input. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Collected data will be protected from unauthorized disclosure and reported only to Maywood representatives.  

To access the survey, please click below:

Instructions

Surveys should be completed by the following entities that can provide public input for the American Rescue Plan Act Project Funding:

  • Property Owner (i.e., independent owner, household family); and
  • Tenant and family members; and
  • Business owners; and
  • All residents with a 90270 Zip Code. 

2021 American Rescue Plan Act Resources 

If you have any questions regarding the American Rescue Plan act (ARPA) or survey, email us at Miguel.leon@cityofmaywood.org.