Budget Office

American Rescue Plan Public Engagement

The city of Rocky Mount wants to hear from residents on how to spend more than $5 million from the American Rescue plan.


The city of Rocky Mount is receiving $11,521,180 in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, which was enacted to respond to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City Council has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $6,267,958 of these funds for the following purposes:

    • $1,267,958 for COVID Premium Pay for City Employees
    • $3,000,000 for Affordable Housing
    • $2,000,000 for Downtown Development

The City is now evaluating how to best utilize the remaining $5,253,222.

Public Engagement process

There are three ways in which residents can express their views on how the remaining American Rescue funds should be spent.

1: Take a brief survey (Click the appropriate image below)

2: Attend a meeting

American Rescue Plan Act State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Public Engagement Meetings

We encourage all City residents to join us at one or more of the following meetings and share your thoughts on how more than $5 Million in available funds to the City from the American Rescue Plan can be used. Meetings will feature a brief overview of the American Rescue Plan Act funding program, followed by an open public forum for your comments and suggestions.

All Meetings Start at 7 p.m.

Date Group Location Address
Wednesday, September 14 Citywide

Booker T Theatre
(Also Available on Zoom)

170 East Thomas St.
Monday, September 19 Ward 1 In His Way Ministry 601 N. Fairview Road
Wednesday, September 21 Ward 4 South Rocky Mount Community Center 719 Recreation Dr.
Wednesday, September 28 Citywide

Council Chambers, City Hall
(Also Available on Zoom)

331 South Franklin St.
Monday, October 3 Ward 3 Truth Tabernacle Ministries 704 Arlington St.
Tuesday, October 11 Ward 2 Booker T Washington High School Auditorium 727 Pennsylvania Ave
Wednesday, October 12 Ward 6 Englewood Methodist Church 300 South Circle Dr.
Monday, October 17 Ward 7 Northside Community Church 1660 Beaver Pond Dr.
Wednesday, October 19 Citywide

Council Chambers, City Hall
(Also Available on Zoom)

331 South Franklin St.
Thursday, October 20 Ward 5 Hampton Inn 530 North Winstead Ave.

3: Reach out via email

Residents can sends ideas and comments via email to: arpengagement@rockymountnc.gov