American Rescue Plan Act Funding
The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided approximately $8.7 billion to Massachusetts through the new Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The Commonwealth received $5.3 billion from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF). Municipalities and functional counties in the Commonwealth received $3.4 billion from the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF).
There are 4 areas where ARPA Funds can be used:
Respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 or its negative economic impacts
Provide premium pay to employees providing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency
Provide government services to the extent of a government's reduction in revenue due to COVID-19
Invest in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
Urban and Community Forestry Greening
$100,000 was allocated to improve Malden's urban and community forestry greening
Malden City Archive
$125,000 was set aside for the creation of a city archive in Malden accessible for all residents.
Eastern Malden Fire Station
In order to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of a fire station in Eastern Malden, $75,000 was secured through the State.
Updates to Malden Library
$100,000 will be used to upgrade equipment for the advancement of online services at the Malden Library
Town Line Brook Floodgate
The lack of maintenance and repairs to the Town Line Brook flood gates has led to severe flooding experienced by residents in Malden and Revere. With the help of Rep. Jessica Ann Giannino in Revere, we secured $50,000 to cover the repair costs of the flood gates.
Bread of Life Services
$250,000 in funds were given to Bread of Life in Malden to expand services addressing food security and homelessness
Malden River Works Project
$150,000 was allocated for environmental remediation and climate resilience for the Malden River Works Project
Energy Efficient Street Lighting
$85,000 was allocated to replace Malden's street lighting with energy-efficient alternatives.
Malden Overcoming Addiction Upgrades
$60,000 was provided to MOA for facility upgrades and capital improvements at the organization's Club 24 facility.
Immigrant Learning Center Upgrades
Malden's Immigrant Learning Center received $250,000 for accessibility upgrades and other capital improvements.
YWCA of Malden Upgrades
$100,000 was allocated to Malden's YWCA for energy efficiency upgrades and other capital improvements to Wilcox Hall in the city of Malden.