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Conversation: How should Lafayette spend $86 million?

Update: Revised allocations raised Lafayette's share to $86 million, up from the $83 million previously reported.

Lafayette’s budget season is just around the corner, and we’re going into it with a historic opportunity. The American Rescue Plan Act sent $86 million in combined funds to Lafayette Consolidated Government with a broad menu of eligible uses. 

This could be a game-changing level of investment with few strings attached. Here are just some of ways the U.S. Treasury says Lafayette can spend its money

  • Vaccine programs 
  • Public health facilities
  • Housing and neighborhoods
  • Small business recovery 
  • Aid for tourism and hospitality 
  • Pay for essential workers 
  • Stormwater management 
  • Broadband infrastructure 

Communities across the country are grappling with how to spend their money. That’s where you come in.

How do you think we should spend this money? Use the form below to weigh in. We’ll gather responses and send them to council members. Don’t know your council district? Search your address here.

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