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Final Federal ARPA Rules Give Cuyahoga County Greater Flexibility in Spending the Funds

Cuyahoga County calculated a revenue loss of $264 million in 2020, according to a presentation by Maher Duessel, the County’s consultant advising on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Representatives from Maher Deussel presented at County Council’s May 16 Finance and Budgeting Committee meeting and shared that according to their calculations, the total actual revenue...

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Cuyahoga County Council Member Miller First to Outline Process for Requesting ARPA Funds

Cuyahoga County Council Member Dale Miller, Cuyahoga County Council District 2, spoke at the first public meeting of the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition meeting last week and referenced the process he is using to consider proposals for up to $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding in his district (District 2 comprises...

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Tracking of American Rescue Plan Spending Underway

In September, The Center for Community Solutions announced a new effort to closely track American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding coming to both the state and local governments through the newly-created Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Council. Tracking and research into the funding allocated to entities in Ohio is underway, with the goal of increasing the...

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Community Solutions Launching Effort to Track and Influence Federal Relief Funding Flowing into Ohio

Funding emanating from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) represents one of the largest single federal investments in local and state governments in the nation’s history. Much attention has focused on the $5.3 billion that Ohio is receiving in fiscal relief funds. Equally significant amounts are coming to Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland, and...

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Community engagement on American Rescue Plan Act dollars vary widely across the county

When the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed, the federal government recognized that the $1.9 trillion plan offered a unique opportunity to greatly impact the future of the United States economy. Specifically, the $350 billion in one-time funding, which was earmarked for cities, counties and states across the country, offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to...

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Federal aid through the American Rescue Plan Act begins to take shape

Throughout the past year, The Center for Community Solutions has written about the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed in March 2020 to aid the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), passed in March 2021, was meant to be a supportive catalyst for America’s...