American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

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Update 4/13/22: The Common Council voted unanimously to adopt the ARPA spending plan on April 5, 2022. The final plan is located under documents on the right. As the projects outlined in the plan begin to be implemented, further updates will be added here.

Original Project Description:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government created the American Rescue Plan to provide direct relief to Americans, contain the virus, and rebuild the economy. Municipalities across the country will receive financial support over two years to assist in recovery efforts. The City of Kingston has been awarded approximately $17 million from the ARPA program and is currently working to create a comprehensive Economic Recovery Plan to best utilize the funding.

The City has hired Laberge Group to facilitate the creation of the plan. The Kingston Economic Recovery plan will be directed by federal guidelines, incorporate community input, and build upon existing community projects, while also supporting new initiatives that support recovery from the pandemic.

According to the federal guidelines, ARPA funds may be used by local governments to:

  • cover costs associated with responding to the Covid-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts
  • support workers performing essential work during the Covid-19 public health emergency
  • cover revenue losses caused by the Covid-19 public health emergency
  • make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure

In February, Mayor Noble sent the draft plan to the Common Council for budgetary approval. The Council hosted a virtual public presentation and public hearing on Monday, March 21 at 7:00pm.

Watch the American Rescue Plan Act Public Meeting:

During the twp public meetings, representatives from the City of Kingston and Laberge Group explained the Economic Recovery Plan process, identified strengths and opportunities for the City of Kingston, discussed challenges facing the Kingston’s economy recovery, and solicited project ideas to advance economic recovery. Watch here:

Vea la reunión en español a continuación:


Please leave us a question or comment below!


Update 4/13/22: The Common Council voted unanimously to adopt the ARPA spending plan on April 5, 2022. The final plan is located under documents on the right. As the projects outlined in the plan begin to be implemented, further updates will be added here.

Original Project Description:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government created the American Rescue Plan to provide direct relief to Americans, contain the virus, and rebuild the economy. Municipalities across the country will receive financial support over two years to assist in recovery efforts. The City of Kingston has been awarded approximately $17 million from the ARPA program and is currently working to create a comprehensive Economic Recovery Plan to best utilize the funding.

The City has hired Laberge Group to facilitate the creation of the plan. The Kingston Economic Recovery plan will be directed by federal guidelines, incorporate community input, and build upon existing community projects, while also supporting new initiatives that support recovery from the pandemic.

According to the federal guidelines, ARPA funds may be used by local governments to:

  • cover costs associated with responding to the Covid-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts
  • support workers performing essential work during the Covid-19 public health emergency
  • cover revenue losses caused by the Covid-19 public health emergency
  • make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure

In February, Mayor Noble sent the draft plan to the Common Council for budgetary approval. The Council hosted a virtual public presentation and public hearing on Monday, March 21 at 7:00pm.

Watch the American Rescue Plan Act Public Meeting:

During the twp public meetings, representatives from the City of Kingston and Laberge Group explained the Economic Recovery Plan process, identified strengths and opportunities for the City of Kingston, discussed challenges facing the Kingston’s economy recovery, and solicited project ideas to advance economic recovery. Watch here:

Vea la reunión en español a continuación:


Please leave us a question or comment below!


Page published: 21 Apr 2022, 02:50 PM