Public input wanted for COVID-19 relief funds

NOW: Public input wanted for COVID-19 relief funds

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A new program was announced today called “Build the Budget” to create a South Bend community-aided plan on how to spend about $60 million from the American Rescue Plan to help the city recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This program is aimed at encouraging South Bend community members to make their voices heard on a series of city projects that can be accomplished with these COVID-19 relief funds.

“Investing in neighborhoods, our basic infrastructure and public safety will be at the top of mind but we want to see what else residents want us to prioritize in the budget,” said Mayor James Mueller.

The next three meetings open to the public for discussing the direction of these funds are scheduled for August 5, 12 and 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information on this new program, click here.

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