KINGSTON –The City of Kingston has extended the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) public survey, which will now be open until December 3, 2021.
The city will receive approximately $17 million in ARPA funding over two years. A comprehensive Economic Recovery Plan to best utilize these funds is now in development, and the city is seeking public input.
In order to combat and overcome the severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a community survey seeks to understand the city’s needs, challenges, and local issues related to the pandemic. Community feedback will assist in prioritizing the funding resources.
“We want to make sure that every community member has the opportunity to provide feedback for the how the City of Kingston will use our federal aid,” said Mayor Steven Noble. “To prevent any barriers, we have made the registration process at Engage Kingston even easier, and we have made the surveys available in print and in Spanish. We encourage everyone to get involved in this process, and make your voice heard.”
The economic recovery plan will be directed by federal guidelines; incorporate community input; build upon existing community projects, and encourage new initiatives that support recovery from the pandemic.
The survey is available online in both English and Spanish and will remain open until Friday, December 3.
Paper versions of the survey are also available upon request to Summer Smith, director of Communications and Community Engagement at 845-334-3945 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and should be returned to that office.
For more information on the ARPA process, guidelines for spending the federal aid, and more please visit: https://engagekingston.com/american-rescue-plan-act-arpa