NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk residents have until Wednesday, February 16, to provide their input on the city’s $154.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. City staff spent the last few months listening to residents as part of an inclusive and transparent engagement process to understand their priorities for investing these funds. Residents provided comments in-person, online, and at local recreation centers and libraries. The nearly 1,700 comments and ideas the city received have been published in the public engagement dashboard to make them available to everyone.
Residents who have not provided input can still do so by February 16 at the drop box locations below or through the online survey, the Prioritize tool or by email at ARPACommunication@norfolk.gov. All ARPA funding tools and information are available at www.norfolk.gov/ARPA.
- 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
- Calvert Square Envision Center
- People First Office, 521 Ruffner Street
City staff will create a summary and detail report of all public comments by the end of February. This report will be distributed to City Council, senior city staff, and residents who provided an email address at sign-in at a public meeting. The report will also be published on the city’s ARPA webpage and printed and distributed to libraries across the city.
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.