American Rescue Plan Act
As part of the federal government's pandemic recovery efforts, the City of Minneapolis is receiving $271 million in one-time funding with the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
Minneapolis is moving forward with two phases of decision-making on ARP spending. Proposals in the first phase will focus on the following priority areas:
- Housing instability
- Small business closures and financial stress
- Business, non-profit, and public organization's capacity and preparation for the lifting of social distancing measures
- Responding to the nationwide increase in violent crime
Subject matter experts, including City Council and staff, consulted on the Mayor's initial recommendation. Next, the Mayor's plan goes to Council for amendments and adoption.
The total amount spent in this first phase will be $90 million. It is a small portion of full amount awarded to the City of Minneapolis.