AKRON — The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides $350 billion in additional funding for state and local governments.
The city of Akron received $145 million in these federal funds.
The city said the money will be used to create a safer, healthier and more equitable Akron.
One of the ways the city plans to do this is through the Youth Violence Prevention Community Grant Program.
The Vincent House, a brand new after-school program, received $100,000 through this grant program.
Madison Jones, the program director of The Vincent House, said that this funding makes all the difference for her program, which is less than one-year-old.