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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Creating a Community-Driven ARPA Funding Plan

Norfolk residents can provide their priorities several ways

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk received $154.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Residents can provide their priorities to help establish a collaborative, community-driven plan through online tools and two community engagement sessions.

Graphical user interface</p><p>Description automatically generated with medium confidenceResidents can use the new online survey, the Prioritize tool or email the city at ARPACommunication@norfolk.gov to share their priorities for ARPA funding.

Feedback from these resources and from previous public meetings can be viewed with the new Public Engagement Dashboard, an online collection of all input provided by residents that is updated daily. All ARPA funding tools and information is available at www.norfolk.gov/ARPA.

Two additional public meetings will be held on Thursday, January 13 (Berkley Recreation Center Gym), and Thursday, January 20 (Norfolk Wellness and Fitness Center), at 6:30 p.m. During these sessions, residents will meet in small groups with city staff to provide their priorities. The information will be recorded and reported out to the full attendance at the conclusion of each meeting. All sessions are free and open to the public. COVID-19 protocols will be in effect.

Resident feedback will be used to create a community-based City Manager's recommendation for City Council consideration on ARPA funding. City Council will hold a public hearing once they have received the community-based City Manager's Proposed Plan.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Community Engagement & Input Meetings:
 
Thursday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. • Berkley Recreation Center Gym (121 Liberty Street)
 Thursday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. • Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center (7300 Newport Avenue)

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