American Rescue Plan Act Funds

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery portion of the American Rescue Plan Act funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

The American Rescue Plan has provided the City of Gainesville with around $32 million in federal funding to address community needs that have been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is hosting a series of community feedback sessions to gather input from neighbors on proposals to help our community best recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible proposals could be funded with $32 million, the City of Gainesville’s share of emergency relief assistance under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

The city has received several dozen proposals whose subjects include broadband, healthcare, rent relief, transportation and utility debt forgiveness, among others. During each two-hour session, neighbors will learn about these proposals in small groups based on these general categories:

  • economic
  • housing
  • social services
  • health, broadband, transportation, grocery and capital projects

Community feedback sessions

Join us for a community feedback session. Please note pre-registration is required.

 
Monday, June 28
6-8 p.m.
Zoom
 
Tuesday, June 29
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Zoom
 
Tuesday, June 29
6-8 p.m.
In person
 
Wednesday, June 30
6-8 p.m.
Zoom

The sessions are an opportunity for neighbors to learn about the Equity COVID Budget Tool that was used to assess whether or not a community proposal would advance equity and address existing disparities in Gainesville.

Community feedback will be collected and compiled by staff, and submitted to the Gainesville City Commission in advance of its July 15 commission meeting.