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Albany Launches COVID-19 Recovery Needs Assessment Survey

The City of Albany and the COVID Recovery Task Force are seeking input on the City’s use of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds
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The City of Albany and the COVID Recovery Task Force are seeking input on the City’s use of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds";

The City of Albany is looking for public input on how to spend federal American Rescue Plan funding.

The city and the COVID Recovery Task Force are looking for feedback officials say is essential to ensuring that the discretionary $85 million dollars in ARP funding is used in the most impactful ways for the community. Democratic Mayor Kathy Sheehan wants to hear from residents and businesses.

"...about what the needs are and to ensure that we're really doing as much outreach as we can, as we move forward and think about how we reimagine and how we spend this funding that is really meant to help us to not just recover from COVID, but to really invest in areas where we saw the most challenges the most times."

Here's a link to the survey...

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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