NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Norfolk is asking for residents’ input on how to spend $154.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding.

The city hopes to get community feedback to help develop a plan for using the funding. The city manager will then bring a recommendation for a plan to City Council for consideration.

Once members receive the proposed plan, City Council will hold a public hearing on the topic.

There are multiple ways residents can give their feedback: comment card drop boxes are in multiple locations in the city, and two City Council members will host a virtual town hall meeting.

Residents can also use the online survey, the Prioritize tool or email the city at ARPACommunication@norfolk.gov to share their priorities for ARPA funding.

The virtual town hall meeting will be hosted by Councilwoman Andria McClellan and Councilwoman Danica Royster on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.

To sign up to speak at the virtual town hall, residents must register with the clerk’s office by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, by calling (757) 664-4253 or emailing ccouncil@norfolk.gov. Residents should specify whether they’ll participate online or over the phone.

The meeting will be held via WebEx.

To join the meeting:

The drop boxes are located at:

  • Calvert Square Envision Center
  • People First Office
  • Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
  • Jordan- Newby Anchor Branch Library
  • Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library
  • Berkley Recreation Center
  • East Ocean View Recreation Center
  • Lambert’s Point Community Center
  • Norview Community Center
  • Huntersville Multi-Service Center

ARPA funding tools and information is available at www.norfolk.gov/ARPA.