The city of Indianapolis is planning to allocate $3.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding.
The total amount available through the American Rescue Plan is still unknown, but city officials expect upwards of $400 million from the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus act.
In a written statement Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the city and its residents are in need of this support.
“We look forward to expanding our relief capacity through the distribution of American Rescue Plan funding over the coming months,” he said.
A City-County Council finance committee heard a proposal this week to allocate the $3.6 million to continue many existing efforts. Programs include more support for small business and hospitality, food access initiatives, rental assistance and homeless housing.
The council will vote on the proposal next month.