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American Rescue Plan Act

City of Davenport Seeks Public Input on COVID Rescue Funds
Posted on 05/17/2021
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021

May 17, 2021 - The City of Davenport announced Monday that they will receive $40.9M in COVID relief funding through the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. This one-time money will be used to improve quality of life for Davenport residents, to provide for immediate recovery needs, and to create a long-term investment for Davenport’s future.

The City of Davenport is now seeking feedback from residents, businesses, and community organizations about their priorities for use of these funds. 

 “The funds that Davenport will receive through the American Rescue Plan will be able to make a significant impact in our community,” said Mayor Mike Matson. “Input from residents is essential in the decision-making process on how these funds are used. Through resident input, we can align the use of these funds with the priorities that our residents have shared with us.” 

Federal funding guidelines require that programs and projects funded through ARPA must be tied to one of the below eligibility criteria and be spent by December 31, 2024:

Respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts to residents and businesses;
Compensate for revenue reductions due to COVID-19;
Or, support infrastructure projects related to water, sewer, or broadband.

The City is asking residents to complete a short survey on how they would like to see ARPA funds used in Davenport. The survey may be found at

The feedback from the survey will be used to inform the draft spending plan that will be proposed to City Council.