Troy Now Initiative accepting full applications for ARPA-eligible projects

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will fund projects submitted by residents, businesses, community members

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden speaks with Troy residents about ARPA-eligible funding (photo credit: Ethan Travis/Relentless)

TROY, N.Y. (April 18, 2022) — The Troy Now Initiative is accepting applications through Friday, May 6 for projects and initiatives to help enrich the City of Troy. Residents, businesses, and organizations in Troy are strongly encouraged to submit their ideas for consideration. Funding for these projects will be made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our residents, businesses, and organizations in Troy to play an active role in shaping our community. I encourage residents and interested parties to complete the online application process. Investments like this will have a substantial impact on our community as whole for years to come,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden.

Engagement sessions were conducted throughout March 2022, allowing community members to share their insight and perspectives on projects they feel are most important to the community. This valuable feedback shed light on key areas such as homeownership, parks and trails, job training, sanitation, youth programming, and childcare.

“Our people and our neighborhoods make our city great and are the heart of our city. That is why it is so important to ensure that the funding is driven by our residents, and the Troy Now public forums provided that “bottom-up” energy,” said Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello, a member of the ARPA Steering Committee. “This funding is a once in a lifetime opportunity and my number one priority is to see these funds build healthier and sustainable neighborhoods, and a stronger city.”

“We’ve heard so many wonderful ideas generated at engagement sessions. We’re excited to move into the application phase where these ideas will hopefully become a reality. Through the community’s help, we will be that much closer to an even more sustainable and healthier Troy,” said Troy City Council Member Sue Steele, a member of the ARPA Steering Committee.

The ARPA Steering Committee is composed of Mayor Madden, City Council President Mantello, Council Member Sue Steele, Deputy Mayor Christopher Nolin, and City Comptroller Andrew Piotrowski.

All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by the Steering Committee. To learn about requirements, guidelines and how to submit a project proposal visit, www.troynow.org/survey. For more information about the Troy Now Initiative, visit troynow.org or follow @TroyNowNY on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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