American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The City of Sumner will receive $2.9 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), half in 2021 and half in 2022. In addition to cities, ARPA funded many industries and needs directly, so the question is, given that funding, where are the holes and needs greatest in Sumner? A Council committee continues to explore and answer this question.


On August 16, 2021, the committee brought their first round of recommendations to the full Council, who approved it. The funded items are

DIRECT RESPONSE: $635,000 including

  • Costs Associated with Response $40,000
  • Air Filtering Improvements $10,000
  • Facility Improvements $85,000
  • Hybrid Meeting Technology $200,000
  • HR Generalist $300,000

ECONOMIC RESPONSE $325,000 including

  • Community Food Bank access to services $35,000
  • Wayfinding signs $40,000
  • Kincaid/Cherry Design (Main Street Vision) $250,000

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS $102,000 including

  • Fiber Broadband Study $20,000
  • Cybersecurity $62,000
  • Heath Sports Complex Restroom Improvements $20,000

Round One Allocations total $1,062,000, leaving $1,848,676

Please continue to provide your feedback as we work through this process.

The City of Sumner will receive $2.9 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), half in 2021 and half in 2022. In addition to cities, ARPA funded many industries and needs directly, so the question is, given that funding, where are the holes and needs greatest in Sumner? A Council committee continues to explore and answer this question.


On August 16, 2021, the committee brought their first round of recommendations to the full Council, who approved it. The funded items are

DIRECT RESPONSE: $635,000 including

  • Costs Associated with Response $40,000
  • Air Filtering Improvements $10,000
  • Facility Improvements $85,000
  • Hybrid Meeting Technology $200,000
  • HR Generalist $300,000

ECONOMIC RESPONSE $325,000 including

  • Community Food Bank access to services $35,000
  • Wayfinding signs $40,000
  • Kincaid/Cherry Design (Main Street Vision) $250,000

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS $102,000 including

  • Fiber Broadband Study $20,000
  • Cybersecurity $62,000
  • Heath Sports Complex Restroom Improvements $20,000

Round One Allocations total $1,062,000, leaving $1,848,676

Please continue to provide your feedback as we work through this process.

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