American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was passed by Congress in March 2021 to aid in the economic recovery and emergency response to COVID-19.
We want to hear your priorities for how the funds should be invested in our community. Tell us your priorities using this new survey, our prioritize tool, or by emailing the city at ARPACommunication@norfolk.gov.
Feedback from the resources above and public meetings can be viewed here: Public Engagement Dashboard
Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 case counts, the city manager has issued updated adjustments to city operations for 30 days beginning January 3rd, which includes the cancellation of all in-person staff led public meetings. Due to the updated guidelines, the planned ARPA public engagement meetings scheduled for January 13th and January 20th will no longer take place in-person.
In order to provide residents without internet access with an opportunity to have their priorities heard, city staff will be placing drop boxes with comment cards at the following locations by January 13th:
- Pretlow Library
- Jordan Newby Library
- Tucker Library
- Berkley Recreation Center
- East Ocean View Recreation Center
- Lambert's Point Community Center
- Norview Community Center
- Huntersville Multi-Service Center
City Council will hold a public hearing once they have received the community-based City Manager's Proposed Plan.
Prioritize Interactive Tool Comment Submissions - Daily Update
- Prioritize Interactive Tool Comments are now incorporated into the Public Engagement Dashboard
Norfolk ARPA Resources
- *NEW* ARPA Survey of Resident Funding Priorities
- Prioritize Interactive Tool - Tell us your ARPA funding priorities
- Public Engagement Dashboard
- ARPA Resource Guide (PDF)
- Council Retreat Presentation (PDF)