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File #: 210368    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/7/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to a poverty-level based apportionment of American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Sponsors: ALD. RAINEY, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. COGGS, ALD. MURPHY
Indexes: FEDERAL GRANTS, POVERTY
Attachments: 1. Motion by Ald Coggs, 2. 2021 Qualified Census Tracts in Milwaukee Map, 3. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/15/20212 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/7/20212 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: The following were added as co-sponsors: Ald. Lewis Ald. Dimitrijevic Ald. Perez Ald. Dodd Ald. Kovac Ald. Bauman
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/30/20211 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ald. Coggs moved substitution of the file with Proposed Substitute A. (Prevailed 4-0)
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/30/20212 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Khalif Rainey, 7th Ald. Dist. Ald. Hamilton, Coggs, and Murphy added as cosponsors.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20211 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/15/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
210368
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. RAINEY, STAMPER, HAMILTON, COGGS AND MURPHY
Title
Substitute resolution relating to a poverty-level based apportionment of American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Analysis
This resolution directs City of Milwaukee departments receiving funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to prioritize funding and services in Qualified Census Tracts as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and track the geographic apportionment of ARPA funds. The Department of Administration is also directed to collect ARPA geographic apportionment data, and present it to the Common Council on a quarterly basis.

Body
Whereas, On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) (ARPA) into law; and

Whereas, The American Rescue Plan Act allocated funds for eligible local governments to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee has been allocated approximately $394.2 million in direct ARPA assistance; and

Whereas, The federal government has required funds be used to support public health expenditures, address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, replace lost public sector revenue, provide premium pay for essential workers, or invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure; and

Whereas, The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected low-income, predominantly Black, and predominantly Latino communities in Milwaukee; and

Whereas, COVID-19 vaccination rates have had similar disparities among racial and economic lines; and

Whereas, Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development creates a statutorily mandated designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts; and

Whereas, Qualified Census Tracts are defined as census tracts having 50 percent of households with incomes below 60 perce...

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