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.
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.
“The American Rescue Plan funding is a once-in-a-lifetime boost Akron will use to create lasting growth and positive change for future generations. We've taken the time to look carefully at how we spend this money in a way that is equitable and benefits everyone, especially focusing on those who were hardest hit by the pandemic. I'm confident that our investment plans will be a catalyst for Akron to not only bounce back from the harmful impacts of the pandemic, but to help our city thrive as we move forward."