Progress Tracker

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.

Key

Completed

This investment has had funding allocated or expended.

In Progress

This investment is planned but has not yet been completed.

Youth Opportunity and Violence Prevention

Violence Intervention & Prevention Community Grant Program 

Provide organizational capacity and programming grants to violence intervention and prevention-oriented nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and healthcare organizations 

Surveillance Camera Pilot Program 

Purchase and install technology as a cost-effective way to deter, document, and reduce the rise in violent crime. This pilot program can serve as a replicable model that can be built out and instituted in other Akron neighborhoods to enhance safety

Neighborhood Doorbell Cameras

Fund the purchase of doorbell cameras to be dispersed in high crime areas.

Flock Cameras 

Purchase and install several license-plate reading cameras in an effort support police investigations to identify stolen cars, violent crime suspects and more using artificial intelligence

Parks and Public Places

Lock 3 Vision Plan

Provide infrastructure and capital needs funding, which will be used for park and public plaza improvements including new restrooms, and for creating new walking and biking paths, garden paths, skating areas, shaded seating, and game terraces

Summit Lake Vision Plan

Funding to connect the Ohio and Erie Canal Summit Lake Trail and develop the North Shore Activity Area

Ed Davis Community
Center Renovation

Provide funding to improve the accessibility and useability of the recreation facility

Reservoir Park Community Center Renovation 

Provide funding to improve the accessibility and useability of the recreation facility

Joy Park Improvements & Walking Path 

Funding to improve Joy Park’s walking path, playground, and replace the HVAC system in the park facility

Patterson Park 
Community Center Rebuild

Provide funding to improve the accessibility and useability of the recreation facility

Perkins Pool and Bathhouse Renovation 

Provide funding to rehabilitate and upgrade the Perkins Pool and bathhouse, resulting in a larger and newer pool for Akron residents

Reservoir Pool and Bathhouse Renovation

Provide funding to rehabilitate and upgrade the Reservoir Pool and bathhouse, resulting in a larger and newer pool for Akron residents

Access to Healthcare & Social Services

AxessPointe Community Health Center

Support the development of a new Federally Qualified Healthcare Clinic (FQHC) at 527 West Market Street in Akron, Ohio

Financial Coaches - Financial
Empowerment Center (FEC)

Provide a grant for operational support to the FEC, which aims to address economic inequity by providing financial coaching and navigation services.

House Three Thirty 

Provide a grant for operational support to the We Are Family training program at House Three Thirty, which aims to provide year-round job training programming to youth, young adults, and their extended families. 

Public Utility Investments

Akron Cares - ​Utility Assistance

Support eligible households experiencing financial hardship by providing a one-time credit of up to $500.00 towards an eligible delinquent City of Akron utility bill

Lead Service Replacement

Remove and replace the remaining 3,200 lead service lines in Akron

Water Main Replacement Project

Replace approximately several miles of the most critical watermain throughout the Akron water distribution system

University of Akron
30" Water Main Replacement

Replace approximately 1000 feet of a critical 30” waterline which serves as a major transmission line supplying water to downtown Akron and a 12” waterline which supplies water to several hydrants and multiple University of Akron campus buildings

Housing

ARPA Housing Repair Program

The program will provide up to $25,000 in grant funding to income-eligible households in need of critical home repairs

Akron Community Development Corp (CDC) Grant Program

Provide grants to CDCs to support projects that foster the environment necessary to attract, develop, and retain talent, add new housing options, enable business creation and attraction and provide resources for Akron residents and neighborhoods

I PROMISE Affordable
Housing Project

This project will include the construction of 50 new affordable housing units: 9 two-bedroom units, 38 three-bedroom units, and 3 four-bedroom units located on a 1.73 acre plot a half mile from the existing IPROMISE school at 445 South Maple Street, Akron, Ohio 44302

Demolition 

Provide funding support to the City’s existing demolition program

Small Business Growth

THRIVE Mentorship Program 

Create a program that to build capacity and increase their business readiness for minority-owned small businesses and Black entrepreneurs

Small Business Hardship Grant Program

This one-time grant places an emphasis on small business that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim being to keep their doors open, protect local jobs threatened by the pandemic, and increase the resiliency of local businesses

Akron Spaces & Places Grant Program

Provide up to $50,000 grants to small business located in a QCT to enhance outdoor spaces for COVID-19 mitigation or to improve the built environment

Council Small
Business Assistance 

Create a COVID-19 Safe Designation Program where businesses would pledge to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, receive a designation, and a small grant award as an incentive

Budget Stabilization 

Lost Revenue Replacement 

Use funds to avoid budget cuts to government services

Premium Pay

Provide premium pay and/or retention bonuses to non-appointed City employees 

Administrative Costs

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Provides the City with ARPA related legal, and contracts support as needed

Guidehouse ARPA Services

Provides the City with ARPA compliance, federal reporting, and project management assistance as needed

MarketMe 24/7

Development of a website that will provide a comprehensive view of the projects and expenditures being funded with the American Rescue Plan Act dollars. The purpose of this website is to provide transparency to the residents of Akron on how the ARPA dollars are being allocated and to provide updates to the status of each project.

Spending Dashboard

The 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided $145 million to the City of Akron through State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative economic impacts.

The City created this dashboard to share details regarding spending of funded ARPA projects, and provide the residents with a clear view into where each dollar is going. Please note, data contained in this dashboard differs from that reported to the Department of Treasury, as more technical and nuanced data are required for federal reporting.

This dashboard includes information on funding expenditures (i.e. money that has been spent) categorized by topical area to make it more user-friendly to the public. Data is updated regularly and subject to change.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please email arpa@akronohio.gov

It is recommended to view this dashboard on a desktop computer if possible.