ARPA Spending

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As part of pandemic relief efforts, the federal government gave municipalities funds to recover lost income, respond to the health crisis, provide premium pay to essential employees, and invest in local infrastructure. These funds were given as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA for short). Swissvale received a total of $904,000. Council has already allocated approximately a quarter of those funds for premium pay, a vaccine incentive for employees, and necessary equipment for the Police and Fire Departments. Council also solicited input from the public through the ARPA Resident Survey to prioritize the use of the remaining funds. As a result of the survey, the Finance Committee provided the 2023 ARPA Proposal. This proposal was approved at the July 5, 2023 Regular Council Meeting. 

Below is a running tally of how Council has chosen to spend received ARPA funds. 

Council Meeting Approved
Premium Pay
Resolution #22-03 - providing a one-time premium payment to employees 
March 2, 2022
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Vaccine Pay 
Resolution #22-04 - providing a one-time Covid-19 vaccine incentive to employees fully vaccinated prior to May 15, 2022
March 2, 2022
Purchase of Motorola Portable radios, chargers and cases for the Police and Fire Departments
March 2, 2022
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Donation to the Library
July 5, 2023
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C Ansell - Swissvale Cares
Donation to the Swissvale Food Pantry

Read the Food Pantry Request for funds.

September 6, 2023
Stribling, Quinn, Miser - Swissvale CaresDonation to the Swissvale Community Food Pantry 
November 1, 2023
Ansell, Miser, Price, Quinn, Scales, Stribling, SwartzwelderInstallation of a concrete walkway at the Church Street Parklet and repairs to a damaged section of sidewalk adjacent to the parklet. 
November 1, 2023

ScalesDonation to ReachUp Food Pantry
November 1, 2023
Amount Spent
As of 12/1/23


ARPA Discretionary Approved Spending

ARPA Discretionary Spending Proposals

  • Church Street Parklet (Ansell - $5,000, Miser - $5,000 , Price - $5,000, Quinn - $5,000, Scales - $1,000, Stribling - $5,000, Swartzwelder - $5,000) - Remaining for approval - $10,560.00

Weldianne Scales

William C. Price

Fred L. Quinn