Budget Office

American Rescue Plan Public Engagement

The city of Rocky Mount asked residents to share their thoughts 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.