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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Discuss ARPA Funding with Mental Health Association

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno continues with his citywide listening tour as part of the Administration’s community outreach initiative on utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Today, Mayor Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) TJ Plante, Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan, Director of Recovery and Business Continuity Attorney Tom Moore and Budget Analysis Saumajit ‘Sam’ Saha met with the Mental Health Association to discuss how the City can best utilize American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support their programs that benefit the community.

Mayor Sarno stated, “I want to thank MHA VP of Resource Development and Branding Kim Lee and VP of Finance Sarah Smith for meeting with me and my ARPA team.  Mental Health is so very important, even more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The programs MHA programs for our community is very well respected and beneficial.  It was good to hear about their ideas on how our local ARPA monies could be utilized to support their programs and initiatives for the benefit of our residents in need.  As I have stated, we have another transformative opportunity to continue to shape the future of our City, similar to the numerous neighborhood and economic development projects my Administration made post tornado.  As previously announced, I have created seven (7) categories; job creation/economic development, capital projects, assistance for businesses, non-profits, seniors, our neighborhoods, and housing, in which my administration will issue RFP’s in order to enhance these initiatives for the betterment of all in our City.”

In addition to today’s meetings, Mayor Sarno and city officials have now met with 21 organizations, agencies, non-profits and the following neighborhood councils; Hungry Hill, East Springfield, Maple High Six Corners, McKnight, Old Hill, Upper Hill, Indian Orchard Citizens Council, New North Citizens Council and Sixteen Acres Civic Association.  Additional neighborhood council and nonprofit meetings are scheduled.

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