Utica seeks public input for Prosperity Initiative


Utica seeks public input for Prosperity Initiative

UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — On Thursday May 20th, Mayor Robert Palmieri announced the city is seeking input from the public to develop the Utica Prosperity Initiative.

The Utica Prosperity Initiative will serve as a framework for the city to achieve substantive and
sustainable impact for our community by utilizing and leveraging existing and anticipated
resources from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), New York State’s Consolidated Funding
Application (CFA), the CARES Act, federal earmarks, as well as a potential federal infrastructure bill and other funding sources.

The United States Department of the Treasury recently released specific guidelines for applicable
uses of ARPA funds which are designed to assist municipalities in combating the negative
impacts of COVID-19.

Anyone who wishes to submit their ideas can visit the City of Utica website. A form can be found at a link on the city homepage called “Utica Prosperity Initiative” under “Featured Initiatives.” All ideas must be submitted through the form or it will not be considered. The form is available on the website until June 11th.

Any questions can be directed to Urban & Economic Development Commissioner Brian Thomas
at 315-792-0181 or via e-mail at bthomas@cityofutica.com.

Mayor Palmieri stated, “In order to maximize impact of the funding Utica receives, our
Administration is seeking input from individuals in our community. I encourage everyone to
submit their ideas.

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