American Recovery Program Act (ARPA)
Municipalities across the nation are the beneficiaries of a significant influx of federal funds via the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA is intended to address the negative health and economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Nashua, we expect to receive approximately $16,138,777.00 in funds. There is a need for $1.7 million of funding ($500,000 for back-up servers and $1.2 million in revenue replacement for the FY’22 operating budget), which leaves $14,438,777.
At the Nashua Board of Aldermen meeting on September 8, 2021 a presentation was given and a draft framework acting as a preliminary plan to communicate a vision for how the American Recovery Plan Act funds will be used.
At the September 14, 2021 Board of Aldermen Meeting, the Board will have a 1st reading accepting these funds. Over the coming weeks the Office of Economic Development with the assistance of Financial Services and the Office of the Mayor will undertake a community outreach effort to discuss an appropriate framework. We'd like to offer residents an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft framework for spending ARPA funding, which has specific eligibility requirements.
This is the beginning of a conversation and we are looking for feedback. It is the goal to develop a plan that will have meaningful and lasting impact on Nashua. Click the play button below to watch the presentation at the September 8, 2021 Board of Alderman meeting.
If you have comments to share, please fill out this feedback form All comments need to be received before October 8, 2021. The comments should be relevant to the draft framework on using the ARPA funds. Please review the above video and the PowerPoint presentation below entitled Presentation to the Board of Alderman 9-8-2021.
The goal is to present an updated ARPA framework and plan to the Board of Aldermen at their October 8th meeting and to making a presentation at the subcommittee.
Two Virtual Forums
On September 21st & 23rd 7-8PM the Office of Economic Development will host a Virtual Forum to present the proposed ARPA framework, answer questions, and solicit additional feedback. If interested in attending please contact Amy DeRoche at 603.594.3661or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Person Forum
On September 29th 5 PM the Office of Economic Development will host an in-person Forum to present the proposed ARPA framework, answer questions, and solicit additional feedback. If interested in attending or if you would like more information please contact Amy DeRoche at 603.594.3661 or email her at email@example.com
Virtual Business Forums
On September 22nd 10 AM the Office of Economic Development will host a Virtual Forum to present the proposed ARPA framework, answer questions, and solicit additional feedback. Specifically outreaching and hearing from businesses and their employees. If interested in attending or learning more please contact Amy DeRoche at 603.594.3661 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org