ARPA Community Needs Survey

Soliciting residents' thoughts on how the City should consider investing a portion of the ARPA funds to respond to community need

The American Rescue Plan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in St. Louis families and support our communities. From creating sports leagues for our youth to direct payments to help families put food on the table, the City of St. Louis is already using millions of federal dollars to improve public safety, create healthier communities, transform our neighborhoods, and set St. Louis on the path to success. But that's just the beginning. With $250 million still heading to St. Louis, The City of St. Louis wants to hear from residents about where this money should be spent to address community needs. DISCLAIMER: This is a survey by a public governmental body, therefore information shared, including email addresses, may be subject to Missouri Sunshine Law requests.


The City is ready to invest heavily in the following areas. Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.







Household Assistance means supporting individuals, households, and communities facing financial hardship and housing uncertainty.
Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.






Neighborhood Transformation means reversing decades of disinvestment in underserved communities for equitable and sustainable growth.
Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.






Economic Empowerment means providing all city residents with good jobs and opportunities to build wealth - regardless of zip code.
Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.






Children and youth investment means engaging children and youth with safe and educational opportunities.
Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.





Government Services means improving City services and investing in innovative solutions for the future.
Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.





Public Health means funding programming that will reduce violence and improve public health outcomes.
Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.






Infrastructure improvements means addressing infrastructure to make our city safer.
Please place a checkmark next to your top three priority areas for investment.







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Which of these categories describes your racial identity?
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