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American Rescue Plan

The City of Youngstown has received $82.7 million from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and has appointed a special review committee to recommend priorities for investing these funds to make a long-lasting impact on the city. The committee includes two City Council members, several City department leaders, and two independent community foundation leaders.

Initial City priorities are:

  • Eliminating blight by demolishing at least 500 vacant homes.
  • Improving housing quality for residents.
  • Cleaning up commercial corridors.
  • Increasing fresh food access for residents.
  • Improving transit accessibility.
  • Investing in parks and youth.
  • Stabilizing the City budget.

Funds Allocation To Date

American Rescue Plan News Articles

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West Side Project to Replace Nearly 6,000 Feet of Lead Pipes

November 23, 2022 - Work is expected to start early next year on a project to remove the lead pipelines supplying water to more than 100 homes on Youngstown’s West Side a...Full Article
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ARP Funds Drive IT Network Upgrade, Boost Security

November 21, 2022 - With $200,000 of American Rescue Plan funds, Youngstown is upgrading its information technology network to enhance security, as well as provide redund...Full Article

American Rescue Plan News Videos


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