U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern announced in the spring that Worcester would receive about $200 million worth of funding from the American Rescue Plan.
Specifically, the city is receiving about $115 million in stimulus funding as well as $81 million for schools.
“The city will have a wide desecration in how that money will be utilized,” McGovern said in March.
Five months later the city is beginning to decide how to best use the funds from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
Ideas for the funding won’t be finalized until after the city conducts three community meetings.
The first will be held on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at Harrington Learning Center at Quinsigamond Community College. Those interested should go to room 109.
The meeting will kick off discussion surrounding community-driven projects which the funding can provide to neighborhoods and add to the quality of life for those living in the city.
The second meeting will take place on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m at the Boys & Girls Club on 65 Boys & Girls Club Way. The third and final meeting will take place at the Worcester Center Center at 128 Providence St. The discussion will begin at 6 p.m.