ARPA Funds Survey Weekend – Sept 17 & 18
ARPA Fund Survey Weekend aims to boost resident participation to determine fund allocation
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 has designated $38.8 million to the City of Cleveland Heights. To date, funds has been allocated to support lost revenue ($10 million), sewer repair ($18 million), first responders ($460,000), local businesses ($1,000,000), Noble Rd ($2,000,000), and Taylor Rd ($2,000,000). The remaining balance ($4,540,000) could be spent in a variety of ways. The City of Cleveland Heights has issued an electronic survey asking residents to weigh in on where they would like that investment to go.
While many Cleveland Heights residents are able to participate in the survey from home, Councilwoman Davida Russell learned through her You Talk, I Listen series that not all residents have equal access to the internet, computers, or similar devices that would allow them to participate in the survey. “I want everyone in the city to have a chance to be heard in this important process,” said Councilwoman Russell.
This weekend, Councilwoman Russell along with her council colleagues and several local businesses and organizations are jumping in to help remove any barrier to participation by hosting an ARPA FUNDS Survey Weekend, offering residents in the Noble, Taylor, Coventry, Cedar, Mayfield & Lee areas assistance with filling out the electronic survey.
On Saturday, Sept. 17, residents will be able to complete the survey between the hours of 10am and 2pm at Central Bible Baptist Church (2285 Noble Rd), Noble Food Deal (2230 Noble Rd), Noble Library (2800 Noble Rd), Start Right Church (977 Caledonia Rd), Urban City Codes (Lee & Mayfield), Starbucks (3093 Mayfield Rd), RawHair Solutions Salon & Spa (2070 S. Taylor Rd), Boost Mobile (2175 S. Taylor Rd), Ohio DMV (2173 S. Taylor Rd) New Champion Barber Shop (2064 S. Taylor Rd), Tommy’s (1824 Coventry Rd), and FutureHeights (2843 Washington Blvd).
On Sunday, Sept. 18, residents will be able to fill out the survey between the hours of 10am and 2pm at Masterwork’s Automotive (1789 S. Taylor Rd); between the hours of 12pm-3pm at Cavalry Hill Baptist Church (2222 N. Taylor Rd); and from 12pm-6pm at United Temple Church – The Tabernacle (14284 Superior Rd).
In addition to these businesses and organizations, volunteers from State Farm (Mayfield Rd), the LGBTQ Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Ohio Alliance For Community Education, Ohio Coalition Of Labor Union Women, and members of Cleveland Heights City Council will be participating.
ARPA FUNDS SURVEY WEEKEND SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE
SATURDAY – 10am-2pm
- Boost Mobile – 2175 S. Taylor Road
- Central Bible Baptist Church – 2285 Noble Road
- FutureHeights – 2843 Washington Blvd
- New Champion Barber Shop – 2064 S. Taylor Road
- Noble Food Deal – 2230 Noble Road
- Noble Library – 2800 Noble Road
- Ohio DMV – 2173 S. Taylor Road
- RawHair Solutions Salon & Spa – 2070 S. Taylor Road
- Starbucks – 3093 Mayfield Road
- Start Right Church – 977 Caledonia Road
- Tommy’s – 1824 Coventry Road
- Urban City Codes – Lee & Mayfield
SUNDAY – 10am-2pm
- Masterwork’s Automotive – 1789 S. Taylor Road
SUNDAY – 12pm-3pm
- Cavalry Hill Baptist Church – 2222 N. Taylor Road
- United Temple Church – The Tabernacle – 14284 Superior Road
For residents with access to the internet who wish to complete the survey on their own, please visit https://www.clevelandheights.gov/civicalerts.
For residents who need assistance who are not able to call or visit a location Sept 17th or 18th, please email Sarah Wolf of Future Heights at SWolf@futureheights.org or Councilwoman Davida Russell at DRussell@clevelandheights.gov or Councilwomanrussell@gmail.com for non-city business.
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