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City asks for public's help in allocating American Rescue Plan Act money.

The $11.4 million is just a small amount of the $350 billion given to communities across the United States to help with economic relief.

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 3:54 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The City of West Lafayette is asking for help when it comes to using over 11 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The City hopes residents speak up when it comes to spending the money.

The $11.4 million is just a small amount of the $350 billion given to communities across the United States to help with economic relief.

A few ways the city is looking at spending it includes providing assistance to small businesses and non-profits as well as making investments in water, sewage, and broadband infrastructure.

West Lafayette Mayor, John Dennis, says with a busy community there are several ways that money can improve daily life.

"There are definite ways we can improve the quality of life for our citizens, for our city, and for our community," Dennis told News 18.

Mayor Dennis says getting the public's input is vital to the community.

"That money is going to come in handy for us to be able to assist in the growth and prosperity of our community," he told News 18. "That doesn't mean we are going to be personally writing checks here in the city of West Lafayette, but we are going to look at things that we can do to improve the quality of life."

When it comes to having your voice heard, you just need to prove you have a West Lafayette address.

Click here if you are interested in filling out the survey.
It takes less than 10 minutes to fill out.

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