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City of Madison Proposed ARPA Spending Plan

By Ari Brown

The city of Madison will receive a $47.2 million award from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that could be used to replace lost revenues, address negative impacts of the pandemic, provide premium pay to essential workers, and upgrade water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

Under a plan approved by the city council on July 6, Madison would spend the great majority of the money in 2021 and 2022 and would use just over half of it to close budget gaps. The rest would go toward addressing homelessness, promoting affordable housing, investing in neighborhoods and small businesses, funding violence prevention, and other initiatives.

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