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 along with drop boxes located throughout the city, including two additional locations. A virtual town hall meeting hosted by Councilwoman Andria McClellan and Councilwoman Danica Royster is also scheduled for Thursday, January 27, at 6:00 p.m.
The two new drop boxes are located at the Calvert Square Envision Center, 975 Bagnall Road, and the People First Office, 521 Ruffner Street. Drop boxes provide residents with limited or no internet access an opportunity to have their priorities heard by filling out comment cards at the locations. Additional locations are:
- Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
- Jordan- Newby Anchor Branch Library
- Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library
- Berkley Recreation Center
- East Ocean View Recreation Center
- Lambert's Point Community Center
- Norview Community Center
- Huntersville Multi-Service Center
Residents can also use the online survey, the Prioritize tool or email the city atARPACommunication@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 atwww.norfolk.gov/ARPA.
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.