American Rescue Plan Act Allocation

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RFP - Accounting and Compliance Services for American Rescue Plan Act Funds

The City of Rochester is seeking qualified Consultants for assistance with plan development, reporting, and award management for the City’s $202 million allocation from the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund established by the American Rescue Plan Act. While guidance on funds use and reporting is still forthcoming, the City desires to identify and contract with a professional accounting firm with certified public accountants that can be available for guidance and additional workload as needed over the next several years.

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Citizen input to maximize opportunity 

“These funds represent an historic opportunity to shape Rochester’s recovery in a manner that delivers the equity our citizens deserve. That is why we need the input of our residents to help us maximize the benefit of these funds and turn opportunity into reality. With the insight of our residents and employers, I am confident we can put these dollars to work for all of our citizens and create Rochester’s first new era for everyone.” -- Mayor Lovely A. Warren  

Rochester's Allocation 

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) includes $65 billion for cities, towns and villages. Rochester’s allocation will be disbursed over two years, and the first $101 million payment arrived in the middle of May.

Mayor Lovely A. Warren is seeking the community’s input to determine the best way to invest the City of Rochester’s $202 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act, President Joseph Biden’s pandemic stimulus program. 

Three opportunities were presented to provide input: 

  • Online Survey - took place May 27 to June 28, 2021.
  • Telephone Town Hall - took place June 17, 2021.  
  • Community Input Session - took place on June 3, 2021. View the video of that session below:

Initial Federal Guidance

The U.S. Department of Treasury listed four objectives for the funds: 

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control
  • Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments 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 unequal impact of the pandemic

Learn more

To learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act, click here>>

To learn how the Rochester City School District is investing its ARPA funds, click here>>

Additional Resources -U.S. Department of Treasury