City of Providence announces ARPA funding designations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The City of Providence has unveiled their plans on how to use their ARPA funding.

The city will utilize $123,769,438 in total spread across industry, administration, social programs, and infrastructure.

Arts, Tourism, and Hospitality will receive $7,700,000 dispersed as follows:

  • Arts, Culture and Special Events Support: $1,225,000
  • PVDFest Producing Partner, FirstWorks: $275,000
  • Cultural Facilities: $4,200,000
  • Public Art to Encourage Tourism: $800,000
  • Tourism and Marketing: $700,000
  • Providence-Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau: $500,000

Business and Economic Development will receive $5,300,000 dispersed as follows:

  • COVID-19 Adaptive Reuse Program $3,000,000
  • Hardest Hit Community Organization $300,000
  • Shared Use Infrastructure Grant Program $500,000
  • Workforce Development for COVID-19 Impacted Individuals $1,500,000

City Services and Infrastructure will receive $12,500,000 dispersed as follows:

  • Cybersecurity and Information Technology Investments $2,500,000
  • Parks and Recreation Capital Investment $2,000,000
  • Activating Open Spaces in Downtown Qualified Census Tracts $8,000,000

(Household incomes lower than 60% of the areas gross income)

Housing and Homelessness will receive $28,100,000 dispersed as follows:

  • Affordable Housing Development (PRA transfer) $17,000,000
  • Home Repair Program $3,000,000
  • Affordable and Alternate Housing Programming $500,000
  • Emergency Housing Solutions $1,000,000
  • Expand Rapid Rehousing $4,000,000
  • Right to Counsel $600,000
  • Permanent Supportive Housing (PRA Transfer) $2,000,000

Racial Equity will receive $15,000,000 dispersed as follows:

  • COVID-19 Inequities Program $10,000,000
  • Direct Relief to Providence Residents $500,000
  • Facilities Development Program (PRA transfer) $4,500,000

Youth and Community Investments will receive $12,170,000 dispersed as follows:

  • Justice Reform $3,750,000
  • Anti-Violence Investments $2,000,000
  • Providence Promise $2,000,000
  • Providence Talks Early Learning Intervention, Federal Hill House $470,000
  • Pre-K and Early Learning Infrastructure Fund $2,500,000
  • Providence Community Library $500,000
  • Food Security Infrastructure Planning $250,000
  • Elderly Service Supports $400,000
  • Capitol City Community Center $33,333.33
  • DaVinci Center $33,333.33
  • Federal Hill House $33,333.33
  • Joslin Community Center $33,333.33
  • Mount Hope Neighborhood Association $33,333.33
  • Nickerson Community Center $33,333.33
  • Silver Lake Community Center Annex $33,333.33
  • Washington Park Community Center $33,333.33
  • West End Community Center $33,333.33

The General Fund will receive $27,999,438 for Revenue Recovery.

FY22 & FY23 Administration Expenditures will receive $3,000,000.

 

 

 

 

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