Residents invited to weigh in on the usage of COVID-19

Residents invited to weigh in on the usage of COVID-19

CONTACT: Laura Mayes
[email protected]; 210-207-1337
Kristy Hernandez
[email protected]; 210-207-3919


SAN ANTONIO (October 29, 2021) — The Metropolis of San Antonio invitations residents to assist form the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds by way of a sequence of city corridor conferences. The general public can have eight alternatives to offer suggestions by attending these public conferences.  Neighborhood suggestions shall be shared with Metropolis Council. Metropolis Council will finally undertake a plan for the usage of these funds in January of 2022.


“Through the pandemic, San Antonio together with the remainder of the world skilled main well being and financial disruptions. The Metropolis has offered a spending framework for the usage of these one-time federal funds to proceed responding to the pandemic, tackle fast group wants and make impactful investments,” mentioned Metropolis Supervisor Erik Walsh. “I’d like to ask all of our residents to affix us at one in all eight community-wide city corridor conferences to share their suggestions. We’re wanting ahead to seeing you and fascinating with you on this necessary matter.”


The Metropolis of San Antonio was awarded $326.9M beneath the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA funds are being offered to state and native governments to assist communities get well from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are being allotted in two installments, the primary was obtained in Could 2021 and the second shall be obtained in Could 2022. The funds have to be obligated by December 31, 2024 and spent by December 31, 2026. 


America Treasury Division has 4 classes of eligible makes use of of ARPA funds.

  1. Response to the destructive affect of Covid-19
  2. Authorities companies to the extent of income loss
  3. Premium pay for important staff
  4. Funding in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure

As a part of the Fiscal 12 months 2022 Finances, the Metropolis allotted $97.5 million in ARPA funds to stabilize the Metropolis finances and tackle fast wants. The stability of ARPA funds, which is $229.4 million shall be allotted with Council and Neighborhood enter.


The Metropolis will apply 5 guiding rules to the event of this plan, together with:

  • Deal with important and pressing group wants
  • Investments in one-time initiatives (expended by 2026)
  • Transformational initiatives
  • Investments to handle inequities and root causes of disparities
  • Leverage partnerships with companions

Residents can watch the conferences dwell by visiting or on the Metropolis’s Fb web page. Or watch on tv channels: AT&T 99, Grande 20, Spectrum 21, and digital antenna 16.1, or pay attention dwell by dialing 210-207-5555 and deciding on possibility 1 for English or possibility 2 for Spanish.


A whole schedule for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) public conferences is proven beneath. Conferences shall be accessible in English, Spanish and American Signal Language and can characteristic interactive, dwell viewers polling.

  • Saturday, November 6
    10:30 a.m.
    Palo Alto School Legacy Ballroom
    1400 W. Villaret
  • Saturday, November 6
    3 p.m.
    Las Palmas Library
    515 Castroville Rd.
  • Tuesday, November 9
    7 p.m.
    Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior Middle
    8353 Culebra Rd.
  • Wednesday, November 10
    7 p.m.
    Northeast Senior Middle
    4135 Thousand Oaks Dr.
  • Saturday, November 13
    10:30 a.m.
    Bob Ross Senior Middle
    2219 Babcock Rd.
  • Monday, November 15
    7 – 8 p.m.
    Ella Austin Auditorium
    1023 N Pine St.
  • Tuesday, November 16
    7 – 8 p.m.
    Southside Lions Senior Middle
    3303 Pecan Valley Dr.
  • Wednesday, November 17
    7 – 8 p.m.
    St. Paul Neighborhood Middle
    1201 Donaldson Ave.


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