JD McClanahan is a planner for the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. His office is working with the City of Urbana to create a plan for spending $12.97 million in federal pandemic relief funds, allocated to Urbana from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. He asked for help publicizing this effort as well as the survey we as residents can submit to inform decision makers. McClanahan says:

The City of Urbana wants your input on how to spend a unique influx of federal funding! Urbana received $12.97 million in pandemic relief money from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), with a broad range of ways that this money can be spent to address current and future needs. Simply go to ccrpc.org/urbana-arpa to find out more information about this money and fill out a survey on how you think the city should spend it!