WORCESTER - The City of Worcester is hosting a series of community input sessions to gather thoughts from members of the community on priorities for spending of federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 [ARPA].
The City is holding these listening sessions for community input on funding appropriate projects, including one on Thursday night at the Worcester Senior Center at 6 PM for residents in District 3.
Sessions have been held earlier this month for residents in District 1 and 4.
ARPA allocated Worcester $110 million in funding to Worcester. The Department of Treasury has already transferred $55 million to the City according to a reported presented to the City Council during its meeting on August 10.
The proposed budget for the funding allocates $10 million to community-driven projects that will help improve neighborhood vitality and quality of life in Worcester.
A survey is available online here to enable residents who can’t attend one of the listening sessions to provide feedback.
The next Community Input Sessions are:
District 5 -- Monday, Sept. 27 at 6 PM at IBEW headquarters at 242 Mill Street
District 2 -- Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 PM at Worcester Technical High School at 1 Skyline Drive