To serve the City’s recovery and future, and in keeping with the intended use of the American Rescue Plan Act - Federal Government’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), Mayor O’Connor has shared a proposal for the City’s $10.6 Million allocation. Based on the needs facing our community and city operations, the Mayor’s proposal focuses largely on the areas of public health, public safety, equitable community and economic support, homelessness, and infrastructure resiliency.
The SLFRF is part of the larger American Rescue Plan Act and aims to address the negative impacts COVID-19 has had on public health, safety, businesses, and local governments. SLFRF is designed to focus on six key areas known as expenditure categories. These areas are Public Heath; Negative Economic Impacts; Service to Disproportionally Impacted Communities; Premium Pay; Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure; and Revenue Replacement. Note: Premium Pay (EC4) and Revenue Replacement (EC6) areas were not utilized in this plan as they were already addressed via CARES funding and careful budgetary/operational adjustments. This allows the maximum use of the SLFRF funding for community needs.
PROPOSED PLAN 1: On October 13, 2021, the Mayor presented the following plan for Frederick's funds (WATCH THE MEETING DISCUSSION)
PROPOSED PLAN 2: On April 1, 2022, the Mayor presented the this plan for Frederick's funds in his proposed budget.