The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on people’s lives, the level of impact has been uneven. The City of Lynn recognizes the unequal impact of the pandemic and intends to use the funds to build a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable community. We must work together to identify areas of our community that have fallen behind their neighbors in terms of quality of life and health outcomes.
The ARPA recovery funds provide a historic opportunity to improve the quality of our lives through affordable housing, food security, entrepreneurship and small business assistance, workforce development including childcare and digital access, mental and behavioral health, environmental investments, and infrastructure improvements. Together we are charged with identifying areas where one-time investments can have long-term benefits to our residents and community. Through close collaboration, we will enact solutions that allow for economic growth and development while making the right choices for our community and offering a level playing field across the board for all. The City of Lynn must plan to recover fully and fairly and pursue growth that includes all of us. Accomplishing this momentous task of recovery will require collaboration, planning, and foresight.
"I am grateful to the Federal Government for making these funds available, these funds will greatly assist our community and communities across the country mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a website to educate community members, share information receive input and to track the funding is a matter of transparency, maintaining trust with the public, and making decisions inclusively. We want community members to be informed about how ARPA funds will benefit the entire community and the opportunities ahead to be a part of the decision-making process of where these funds should be applied."
– Jared C. Nicholson, Mayor
ARPA funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.
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