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Pueblo asking residents for input on American Rescue Plan Act funding

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Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 8:37 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Mayor Nick Gradisar and the Pueblo City Council are holding several town hall events in April and is asking for input on the best use of the $36.7 million the city is expected to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The mayor says there are seven pillars of focus under the federal guidelines and will implement groups for each. They include individuals and households, tourism and hospitality, youth, non-profits, small business, infrastructure, and community resilience.

Funding will reportedly be distributed over the next two years and must be used by December 31, 2024.

Mayor Nick Gradisar says these town hall meetings are a “unique opportunity for the City to make a real difference for our residents and the future of our City. I urge citizens to attend a Town Hall and share constructive ideas for the use of these once in a lifetime funds.”

The Town Hall Schedule is below:

  • 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20     
    • Location: Steelworks Center of the West, 215 Canal Street
  • 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20     
    • Location: Rawlings Library – Ryals Room, 100 E. Abriendo Avenue
  • 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21     
    • Location: La Gente Youth Sports, 2804 E. 12th Street
  • 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 22     
    • Location: Virtually on Zoom. Meeting ID: 985 3808 2347; Passcode 192458
  • 10 a.m. on Friday, April 23
    • Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Avenue

All Pueblo residents are invited to attend.

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