The Birmingham City Council has approved $41 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for various projects around the city.
The $41 million is only part of the $140 million given to Birmingham by the U.S. Department of Treasury. According to reports, the Birmingham City Council has until the end of 2024 to allocate the money.
The money will be spent as follows:
$15 million for a resource management software
$10 million to an “affordable housing” trust fund
$7.13 million for competitive grant matching
$3.95 million to hire a consulting firm to assist with federal regulation compliance
$3.7 million to continue to demolish the Carraway Hospital site
$1 million into the Healthy Food Fund
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the spending plan Thursday on Twitter, laying out how the money will be used in a long-form thread.
🚨 BIG NEWS! 🚨 The Birmingham City Council approved a spending plan for a $40 MILLION investment in the future of our city, thanks to the American Rescue Plan. ⬇️— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) December 8, 2022
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