City of Poughkeepsie
American Rescue Plan Act Portal
Local Decision Making Process
On This Page: Learn About The City’s Strategic Planning Process, How The City Makes Local ARP Related Decisions, How Reporting & Compliance Requirements Impact These Decisions & The Points of Engagement.
2022 Proposed Budget Message
View the 2022 Proposed ARPA Plan
ARP Strategic Planning
Investing in Long-Term Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic brought more than just a health concern. The economic impact of COVID-19 continues to come into sharper focus, and governmental entities across the United States remain in the direct line of fire. Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, the degree of any continuing impact on the City’s operations and finance, is extremely difficult to predict. There are many uncertainties relating to the pandemic’s duration and severity, as well as with regard to what actions may be taken by Federal or State governments and other health care authorities to contain or mitigate its impact. As such, it will be important for the City to:
- Continually monitor how revenues have been and will continue to be affected by the pandemic-induced economic downturn;
- Use such proactive measures as may be required to maintain its operations and meet its obligations, and;
- Plan for the best and most strategic long-term use of its ARPA allocation
Community Input to Date
Mayor Robert G. Rolison and the Council are seeking the community’s input to determine the best way to invest the City of Poughkeepsie’s $20.8 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act, President Joseph Biden’s pandemic stimulus program.