American Rescue Plan Act
The Town of Trumbull is seeking input from the community on what projects should be included in the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Please submit your suggestions using our American Rescue Plan Act Suggestion Form.
The documents below show the projects discussed at the first joint meeting of the Town Council and the Board of Finance on September 1, 2022.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress. The bill provides additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.
The Town of Trumbull was allocated approximately $10.5 million dollars from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). $5.46 million dollars remain to support important community projects and programs.
ARPA Eligible Uses
- Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services up to the amount of revenue loss due to the pandemic.
- Support the COVID-19 public health and economic responseby addressing COVID-19 and its impact on public health as well as addressing economic harms to households, small businesses, nonprofits, impacted industries, and the public sector.
- Eligible uses to respond to negative economic impacts are organized by the type of beneficiary: assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits.
- Provide premium pay for eligible workers performing essential work, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical sectors.
- Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet.
Town of Trumbull Projects
The First Selectman has asked the Town Council and Board of Finance to develop a plan for the use of these funds. A joint meeting of the two bodies was held on September 1, 2022 to listen to a presentation by the First Selectman and Department Heads on proposed projects.