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ARPA Funding Dashboard

The City of Ann Arbor has set up a website "dashboard" to monitor the budgeting and expenditure of $24.2 million in funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).


Final appropriation of ARPA funding was approved by City Council at the May 16, 2022 meeting:


These appropriations were based on the allocations approved by City Council at the April 4, 2022 meeting: https://a2gov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5534294&GUID=E5B3011D-DF6A-474F-A18E-AC754BA50E6E

The allocations approved are:

  • $4,500,000 Solar on City Facilities

  • $3,500,000 Property Acquisition for Affordable Housing (including $500,000 allocation to residential support services)

  • $3,500,000 Unarmed Response

  • $2,300,000 Gallup Park Bridge

  • $2,000,000 Galvanized Water Service Line Replacement

  • $2,000,000 Vision Zero Plan Implementation

  • $1,682,630 Coordinated Funding Support

  • $1,600,000 Universal Basic Income

  • $1,000,000 City Clerk Election Center

  • $1,000,000 Housing for Homeless Households

  • $500,000 Community and Law Enforcement Data Platform

  • $500,000 Funding for the Arts (including $200,000 to “arts-based trauma response programs and workforce development”)

  • $100,000 Liberty Plaza