American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Proposals for Funding Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan (ARPA) is an unprecedented opportunity for Newnan to leverage one-time, non-recurring federal funds to respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Applications for funding will be accepted on a rolling calendar basis until all available funds are allocated and expended. The City will receive an additional amount around $7.5 million in the summer of 2022.

Vegetative Debris Removal Program

On March 26th, 2021, the City of Newnan was struck by an EF-4 tornado with wind speeds up to 170mph. The event left a path of destruction to buildings and properties that is still affecting the community to date. Many property owners find themselves unable to clear their properties of downed/dead vegetation, either because of financial or physical barriers. This debris can create a public nuisance as well as potential environmental and/or public health problems to the property owners, adjacent properties, and City of Newnan residents. In order to address the public nuisance, as described, and any potential environmental and health concerns, the City of Newnan is utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to assist property owners within the approved storm path in clearing downed/dead vegetation for the purpose of eliminating the nuisance.

Storm Path map of the March 26th, 2021 Tornado

Vegetative Debris Removal Program Application Form

ARPA Allocated Funds

U.S. Treasury Allocation   $15,527,856
Newnan's Current Obligated Funds   $15,115,929.44
Negative Economic Impact   $4,144,510.88

Small Business Economic Assistance $289,783.16

Affordable Housing $2,816,600

Other Impacts $1,305,127.72
Public Health   $751,107.04
Government Services   (Allowed up to $10 million of allocation)

Main Street Carnegie Alleyway Redevelopment $50,000

Public Safety Facility Improvements $190,000

Infrastructure Improvements $6,850,000

Tornado Recovery $1,000,000

Other Government Services $1,778,356.95
  Direct and Indirect Administrative Services $84,954.57