AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDING | Informational Workshop
Fairfield will receive $24.8 million over two years from the federal government as part of the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
On Monday, July 19 at 5:30 PM, the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and Representative Town Meeting were invited to participate and provide input on a list of priorities the First Selectwoman assembled together with our Town's Department Heads at an online, informational workshop. Members of those boards, along with the public, were encouraged to offer their input on projects during the meeting and in continued conversations over the next month and a half.
There are six main areas of focus for the projects selected: social services and mental health, economic development, public safety, the environment, quality of life: recreation, arts & culture, and town modernization and infrastructure.
It would be very helpful if members of the public, who were not able to call in or watch the meeting on Monday, take the time to watch the recording to view the presentation by clicking the video below, or reviewing the back up posted here. If you are proposing a new project, please refer to the guidelines in the presentation to make sure it qualifies. It would also be helpful to know what residents and elected officials think should be removed in order to allow for a new proposal.
In September, a final list will be presented to each board for a vote of approval.
You can contact elected officials at the following emails: Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, and Representative Town Meeting.
On August 16, the Board of Selectmen further discussed the ARPA funding proposal and answered questions from the Board of Selectmen. Click the image below to watch the video. Here is a link to the back-up which begins on page 20.