American Rescue Plan Funds

The City of Boise has a once in a generation opportunity to invest in our community and meet our residents’ most pressing needs withAmerican Rescue Plandollars. This investment will help us rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Boise received $36 million in local recovery funds to respond to the ongoing pandemic, fill revenue shortfalls and support those hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. While local governments have until 2024 to allocate funds and until 2026 to spend them, we are committed to supporting our local businesses, childcare providers and those on the frontlines as soon as possible. 

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Top Priorities

The City of Boise, in collaboration with community partners – nonprofits, local businesses, resettlement agencies, school districts – identified the five key areas of need: Housing, Mental Health, Food Security Small Business Support and Childcare.  

To ensure our recovery efforts match the needs of the community, especially those who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, we took the five priority areas to the community to hear from residents, service providers and nonprofits directly.  The City of Boise hosted small group in-person meetings to hear ideas, solutions and insights from impacted residents directly on ways we can invest these funds most effectively. Those who were unable to attend in person had the opportunity to provide input through an online idea generation page.  

The community feedback, ideas and recommendations from the in-person listening sessions and the online idea generation page can be found in the final report.


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