City asking for feedback on spending $45 million

The City of St. Petersburg is asking for your feedback on how to spend the nearly $45 million it is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act. 

ST. PETERSBURG — The City of St. Petersburg is expected to receive approximately $45 million from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. The American Rescue Plan is delivering direct relief to the American people, rescuing the American economy, and starting to beat the virus.

Mayor Rick Kriseman and his administration, with the support of the city council, have developed a series of workshops for community feedback to help prioritize which areas of impact receive funds. Feedback collected during these workshops will be aggregated and directly influence the ranking of priorities for receiving funds.

The city has outlined eight areas of impact eligible for the funds: infrastructure, housing affordability, health equity, economic development, leisure services, public safety, transportation, and resilience & sustainability.

Each workshop will include opening statements and presentations outlining the state of affairs for each area of impact by subject matter experts, followed by breakout sessions where participants will rank the areas for funding prioritization.

In-Person Workshop Dates & Locations

  • Monday, July 26, 6-8 p.m. at Enoch Davis Center (1111 18th Ave. S.) (Register here)
  • Tuesday, July 27, 6-8 p.m. at JW Cate Rec Center (5801 22nd Ave. N.) (Register here)
  • Wednesday, July 28, 6-8 p.m. at Willis S. Johns Rec Center (6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N.) (Register here)

NOTE: Registration is required to participate.

Virtual Participation 

A recording of the presentations and online form is available for those interested in participating but are unable to attend the in-person workshop dates. The online form will be available after the conclusion of the first workshop by Tuesday, July 27.

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