The City of Fort Collins is set to receive approximately $28.1 million of the nearly $6 billion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds received by Colorado and other communities. These funds are being used to invest in short- and long-term economic, environmental and community recovery. The City is also working to create a long-term Recovery Plan that identifies community priorities for recovery.
The pandemic has brought serious challenges to our community, impacting virtually every aspect of our lives, often exacerbating previously existing issues. As we begin to shift from response to recovery, we know we cannot return to the pre-pandemic status quo, but instead need to focus on a recovery that benefits all.
As we develop the Recovery Plan and prioritize spending of ARPA funding, we want to hear your ideas about what a vibrant and resilient recovery looks like for our community and what priorities should be focused on as we work to build back stronger.
Share your ideas and learn more about the planning process at OurCity.FGov.com/ForFoCo. In the coming weeks, we will also be hosting community open houses and meetings with stakeholders to discuss more about what our community needs to recover.
Interested in hosting a conversation about recovery with your organization, friends or other group? Please reach out to Sarah Meline, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.