One Chattanooga Relief & Recovery Plan approved

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We interrupt Drink Up Week with some news from the City Council, which just approved Mayor Tim Kelly’s One Chattanooga Relief and Recovery Plan.

The plan will utilize $30 million from American Rescue Plan Act funds to invest in 36 community initiatives. Each initiative could honestly have its own article, so get ready for a doozy.

Homeless Prevention + Recovery | $5.3 million

Affordable Homeownership + Home Repairs | $1.56 million

Affordable Rental Housing Creation | $5.8 million

Workforce Development Initiatives | $5.9 million

  • New skill-building + workforce readiness initiative through HCS
  • Help low wage workers of color gain credentials in high-growth industries (like IT) through The Urban League
  • Expand low/no-cost broadband connectivity to low-income households through The Enterprise Center

Expanding Access to Entrepreneurship | $2.9 million

  • Development of a city-led minority business resource center
  • New Founder’s Fund for minority-owned startups + small biz through CO.LAB
  • Alton Park business district revitalization through the Net Resource Foundation
  • Development of a teaching kitchen + kitchen incubator through RISE and LAUNCH

Public Safety + Youth Engagement | $3.7 million

Improving Access to Mental Healthcare | $1.225 million

Strengthening our Early Learning System | $3.6 million

Find more details on the initiatives being funded + overall plan here.

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