American Rescue Plan Survey

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El Dorado American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Feedback Request

The City of El Dorado will receive $1.9 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) authorized by Congress earlier this year to assist with the recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The City needs your help to determine the best ways to use these funds. The funds can provide financial support to individuals, families and businesses, and cover specific costs for schools and local governments.     

Rescue Plan Funding Survey graphic Opens in new windowThe survey itemizes the eligible expenditures under the act, including:

  • efforts to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control;
  • keeping government services open;
  • making improvements to water, sewer and broadband coverage;
  • providing grants or loans to small businesses and non-profits to help them remain open; and
  • providing important health, human and social services to those in need. 

Your participation in this brief survey will help the City Commission develop an effective plan to allocate these funds that focuses on the community priorities that will make a difference in El Dorado’s recovery.

If you prefer to participate by phone, or would like to request a paper copy be mailed to you, please call 316-321-9100.

Please complete your survey by August 12, 2021

Click here to begin your survey

What is the American Rescue Plan?

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. This fund helps local governments nationwide with COVID-19 pandemic recovery assistance and specific types of infrastructure investment.

El Dorado will receive $1.9 million in federal funding as part of the ARPA. Funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and funds must be expended by December 31, 2026. 

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