The City of Sacramento has created the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Community Impact Hub as a resource for citizens to better understand the city’s American Rescue Plan investments, project outcomes, and accomplishments. The city received $112.2m from the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021, which must be spent by December 31st, 2026.
In September of 2021, the City Council approved the ARP Framework and Funding Priorities, with five priorities and funding commitments:
- small business and commercial corridor revitalisation ($29m);
- city homeless and housing commitment ($41m);
- youth, workforce training, and gang prevention ($12m);
- arts and the creative economy ($10m); and
- valuing city employees and addressing organizational needs ($20m).
“This overall approach will once again make Sacramento a shining example of what community investment should look like,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “We will grow our economy faster, we will get members of our community off the streets and into housing more rapidly, and we will again invest boldly in all of our communities and neighborhoods.”
The new ARP Community Impact Hub allows users to click on various categories to find information on: priorities – a fiscal summary of the city’s five ARP priorities; programs – an overview of the key programs within the five ARP priorities; projects – a detailed status update of the City’s ARP projects within each of the programs; and grantees – a list of all current ARP grantees and their total award amounts. The Hub will be updated monthly..
“We are excited to bring a new level of transparency that demonstrates how our ARP dollars are making a difference in real time,” said Ash Roughani, the City’s special projects and hub manager. “The City is investing in programs that benefit our most vulnerable residents and addressing critical needs, including homelessness and housing, job training, and violence intervention.”