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Virtual Meeting to Discuss American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds, July 29, 2021

The Federal Government has allocated $350 Billion for state and local governments of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Over the next two years, the City of Peoria will receive $47 089,976 in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF). Last month, the
City received the first $23,544,988. The City Council voted in June to use $10,301,585 of the FRF to eliminate the need to issue working cash bonds in 2021, and to curtail furloughs for affected non-union employees. $36,788,391 remains to be obligated by December 31, 2024.
Congress outlined specific funding objectives:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease the  spread of the
    virus and bring the pandemic under control.
  • Replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and
    help retain jobs
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to
    the inequal impact of the pandemic

Within these objectives, Congress and the Treasury Department outlined several areas of allowable expenditures:

  • Support Public Health Response
  • Address Negative Economic Impacts
  • Replace Public Sector Revenue Loss
  • Premium Pay for Workers
  • Water and Sewer Infrastructure
  • Broadband Infrastructure

Since the pandemic has disproportionately impacted low-income families and communities of color, the FRF provides for additional flexibility for equity-focused services:

  • Additional flexibility for the hardest-hit communities and families to address health
    disparities, invest in housing, address educational disparities, and promote healthy childhood environments
  • Broadly applicable to Qualified Census Tracts, other disproportionately impacted areas, and when provided by Tribal governments

There are specific prohibited uses of the funds:

  • Changes that reduce net tax revenue
  • Extraordinary payments into a pension fund
  • Rainy day fund deposits
  • Funding debt service

How will your input drive City funding priorities: 
The city plans on a collaborative approach to funding solutions to the most pressing issues that have been caused by id-19. This survey will allow you to have input into the decision-making process of the Peoria City Council. The City leadership will review the community input and prioritize the ideas and suggestions into issues. The City Departments will submit proposed programs and projects to address Covid-19 related issues. Projects and programs will be proposed for funding to the City Council based upon the community priorities. The Council will make decisions based upon the community priorities, and the selected programs and projects will be implemented by City departments. Additional feedback will be sought from the community as programs and projects are implemented.

Additional Information

SLFRP-Quick-Reference-Guide-FINAL-508a_1627936194.pdf Quick Reference Guide

SLFRP-Fact-Sheet-FINAL1-508A_1627936213.pdf Fact Sheet

SLFRPFAQ_1627936234.pdf Frequently Asked Questions

Special City Council Meeting to Discuss American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds, June 1, 2021

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