How should Groton spend our Federal Recovery Dollars?

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Groton has been awarded over $8 Million in Federal Coronavirus recovery funds.

How should we spend this money in our community?

Check out the planning process, timeline, and share your thoughts here.

What Federal Dollars are we talking about?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 released an approximate $350 billion to local governments to bolster their response to the COVID-19 emergency and its economic impacts. The Town of Groton will receive $8.6M in funding, in two payouts of approximately $4.3M each.

Funding Categories include:

  1. To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including help to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;

  2. To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

Groton’s Long Term Recovery Committee, aided by Town and City staff, is working hard to engage the public in developing plans to use these payments, given the scale of funding and its potential. Both public meetings and online outreach will continue through the new year.

More information: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/SLFRF-Final-Rule.pdf

Update 1/10/21: The Long Term Recovery Committee has been in recess as the Town Council changes hands. The open idea period has been extended into February 2022, after which a grant application will be released. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.

Groton has been awarded over $8 Million in Federal Coronavirus recovery funds.

How should we spend this money in our community?

Check out the planning process, timeline, and share your thoughts here.

What Federal Dollars are we talking about?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 released an approximate $350 billion to local governments to bolster their response to the COVID-19 emergency and its economic impacts. The Town of Groton will receive $8.6M in funding, in two payouts of approximately $4.3M each.

Funding Categories include:

  1. To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including help to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;

  2. To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

Groton’s Long Term Recovery Committee, aided by Town and City staff, is working hard to engage the public in developing plans to use these payments, given the scale of funding and its potential. Both public meetings and online outreach will continue through the new year.

More information: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/SLFRF-Final-Rule.pdf

Update 1/10/21: The Long Term Recovery Committee has been in recess as the Town Council changes hands. The open idea period has been extended into February 2022, after which a grant application will be released. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.

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