© 2023 WVIK
Listen at 90.3 FM and 98.3 FM in the Quad Cities, 95.9 FM in Dubuque, or on the WVIK app!
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Davenport Wants Public Feedback about Spending $41 Million

The mayor of Davenport says a federal grant will give the city a "shot in the arm" to help with COVID-91 recovery.

Mike Matson says Davenport has less than three years to spend the $41 million it'll receive from the American Rescue Plan Act.

And he's eager to hear how people would like the city to spend the money.

The mayor says the city did not lose money over the past year even while providing rent and mortgage assistance to people who lost their jobs.

Its small business resilience program also provided COVID relief to local companies.

Davenport Mayor Mike Matson (file)

A survey is available for people to give the city council feedback about which priorities are most important to them. Davenport's American Rescue Plan survey is online HERE.The deadline is June 4th.

Mayor Matson says projects and programs in three areas are eligible:

  • COVID-19 emergency response or economic harm to residents and businesses,
  • Replace lost revenue due to the coronavirus,
  • Or infrastructure projects related to water, sewer, or broadband.
Screenshot of Davenport's ARPA public survey

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor. She does everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever may be needed around the radio station.