As the next step in an ongoing engagement process, the City of Somerville has launched an online survey to identify community priorities for Somerville’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
In total, Somerville has $77.5 million in APRA dollars to support an equitable and prosperous recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. After the initial round of community engagement last year, the City committed $9 million to child care, rental assistance, and a Universal Basic Income pilot project. An additional $3 million is being considered for a free and reduced transit pass benefits program, and more than $1 million was previously dedicated to emergency public health efforts, housing supports, youth services, and a Digital Bridge Initiative to overcome inequities in digital/Internet access.
To learn more and take the survey, go to somervillema.gov/arpa.
Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or ADA@somervillema.gov.