City of Poughkeepsie
American Rescue Plan Act Portal
Welcome to the City of Poughkeepsie’s information and transparency portal related to the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”).
View Local ARPA Information
The City's Local ARPA Decision Making Process
View Proposed 2022 ARPA Spending Plans
How the City Intends to Strategically Utilize First Tranche ARPA Funds in 2022
Learn About The American Rescue Plan Act
ARPA Program Requirements, Eligible Uses & View Key U.S. Treasury Links
Take the Online ARPA Survey
Your Input Will Help To Shape the Future
Learn About the ARPA
2022 Proposed Projects
Written Message From Our Mayor
The American Rescue Plan is helping the city deal with the considerable challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been able to soften the financial blow caused by the pandemic and have been able to make key investments in the city.
The city has received $20.8 million in total — $10.4 million in 2022 and $10.4 million in 2023 – to compensate for the losses we have experienced.
Keep in mind that the city already had a significant financial shortfall before the pandemic hit. But our administration has worked diligently to get us on the right course, and we have made those strides.
In addition to covering some of the financial losses we have incurred, the city has the chance to make once-in-a-lifetime investments, and we are making the most of this opportunity.
We are putting more money and resources into our parks, youth services and environmentally friendly infrastructure improvements — all for the betterment of our city.
It’s important for you to know that all ARP awards are guided by a rules set by U.S. Treasury Department that include stringent reporting and compliance requirements.
To help guide us, the City has created a ARP Task Force which includes key city administration personnel, members of the Common Council and others.
We also want to hear your views, so please take a close look at this ARP webpage and send your comments to our Commissioner of Finance, Dr. Brian Martinez, email@example.com
Mayor Marc Nelson
Mayor, City of Poughkeepsie
Phone: (845) 471-4073
Preliminary Objectives & Guiding Principles
Multiple Sources of Funding
Multiple sources of funds will inform ARP project priority – The City shall explore other dedicated grants and programs whenever possible to save ARP funds for priorities not eligible for other federal, state or local assistance programs.