ARP Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Update

May 23, 2023

An ordinance to appropriate $3,026,779 of the City's ARP Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund was introduced by the Lawrence Common Council earlier this month!

This bipartisan proposal (consisting of an ordinance and a resolution) cosponsored by Council Members Sherron Freeman and Tom Shevlot would amend the ARP Fund Plan to fund the following projects:

  • $1,600,000 in Public Safety Vehicle Replacements (10 Police Vehicles, 1 Fire Engine, 1 Ambulance, 1 SWAT Bearcat)
  • $1,000,000 in Street Paving
  • $280,000 in Trail Development and Improvements
  • $50,000 in Police Flock Cameras
  • $41,779 in Fire Department Facility Repairs
  • $30,000 in Police Body Cameras
  • $15,000 in Police New Hire/Promotion Process
  • $10,000 in Fire Department Education/Training

In total, the City of Lawrence received $11.1 million under the American Rescue Plan Act which must be obligated by the end of 2024 and ultimately spent by the end of 2026. $5,671,062.66 is still currently available.


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