The American Rescue Plan was created to provide immediate and direct relief to families and workers impacted by COVID-19.
The American Rescue Plan Act provides $350 billion total funding including $19.5 billion for Non-entitlement units, such as Troup, in the United States. Non-entitlement Units are generally cities and counties with less than 50,000 population. Troup is estimated to receive $506,474.48, to be encumbered by the end of 2024 and to be completely spent by the end of 2026.
Funding is given to Troup by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. Because Troup is a Non-Entitlement City, Troup's funding does not come directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, but first is sent to the State of Texas who then distributes the funds through the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
On July 19, 2021, the Troup City Council will begin to discuss possible uses of the funding in Troup. During the meeting, the City Council will give consensus feedback regarding the guiding principles to help vet potential ideas, a process to evaluate those ideas, and noted three tiers of priorities of projects that it will likely consider in the future. That information can be found in the attached presentation. To view the entire presentation, click here: American Rescue Plan Presentation
Troup wants to hear from you! To offer a suggestion of how Troup should use the estimated $506,474.48 in American Rescue Plan funding, please fill out this form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail it to the City of Troup, PO Box 637, Troup, TX 75789-0637 or drop it off a Troup City Hall. View the form here: Form for American Rescue Plan Funding Suggestions
For more information about the American Rescue Plan, visit the websites below:
About the American Rescue Plan
Fact Sheet: The American Rescue Plan
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Non-entitlement Units of Local Government
Coronavirus State and Local Recover Funds Interim Final Rule