Vaccine | Testing | General Information
The Federal Government, through the American Rescue Plan, has allocated $350 billion in direct funding to eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. The City of Bridgeport has been allocated $110 million to spend through December of 2024. The City of Bridgeport will be deciding how that funding should be used and currently seeks feedback to find out the priorities of Bridgeport residents, business owners, and organizations. Funding must be used to help respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with guidelines from the U.S. Treasury Department. Those guidelines include:
• To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;
• To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers;
• For the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent fiscal year prior to the emergency; and
• To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
*The funding can not be used for pensions, lawsuits, or to lower taxes.
In addition to this survey, a public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th at 6pm via Zoom to provide the opportunity for public comment. More information about this meeting can be found on the City Clerk’s office webpage, click here.