In March 2021, Congress enacted the American Rescue Plan Act, one of the largest recovery responses taken by the federal government. The City of Akron received $145 million in federal funds. Funds will be used to create a safer, healthier, and more equitable Akron for generations to come.Learn more
Upgrading the community center to create an inclusive recreational space for years to come.Learn more
The City of Akron is investing funds to provide targeted grants to local nonprofits to curb youth & community violence through mentorship, job opportunities, and after-school programs.Learn more
With the infusion of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the City of Akron has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in its aging housing stock, and ensure Akronites existing homes are clean, safe, dry, and ADA accessible.Learn more
Akron's public pools provide a fun, family-oriented destination for residents to come together and cool down in the Summer. Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act will be used to upgrade Perkins pool.Learn more
The COVID-19 pandemic hurt Akron's small business community. We are investing $1 Million dollars into a relief program to provide our business community with a much-needed lifeline.
Your small business may qualify for a $10,000 grant to help keep the lights on and keep jobs local.
The City of Akron has identified six key priorities for Akron Rescue Plan investment.
Reduce youth & community violence by investing in marginalized communities creating a safer environment.Learn more
Restore Akron’s parks and public places, and create more equitable recreation spaces throughout the city.Learn more
Revitalize Akron’s aging housing stock and ensure homes are clean, safe, dry, and ADA accessible.Learn more
Invest in our public & private infrastructure to assist Akronites in making a healthier community.Learn more
Improve the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of Akronites and make a healthier community.Learn more
Assist businesses from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and expand entrepreneurship opportunities.Learn more
The City of Akron is dedicated to providing transparency into how we are investing Akron Rescue Plan funds. The Akron Rescue Plan Progress Tracker below lists current and upcoming projects.
The City of Akron is committed to making Akron Rescue Plan investments transparent and open to the public. The federal government has provided guidance and requirements for spending the funds.