Council Preparing for Rescue Plan Funds

Apr 26, 2021

Credit Evansville.gov

In two weeks, the Evansville City Council will vote to create a fund to handle an expected $67.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding.  

Since the rescue plan funding was announced last month, Evansville city officials have been discussing how to spend it.

The city council will vote on one of the first measures May 10th to create a fund specifically for the ARP funds. The first half of the over $67 million dollars is expected to arrive less than a week later.

Third Ward Councilman Zac Heronemus says the funds can have a transformational impact on Evansville if they are used carefully.

“You know, I think it’s a great thing for the community and a lot of opportunity, not only to fill gaps in revenue that was a direct result of COVID, but for long term community planning that can have a really significant impact on quality of life and everything under the sun.”

Heronemus says he has met with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke to give his views on what investments should be made with the American Rescue Plan funds and encourage other council members to do so as well.