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The ARPA Advisory committee is currently in Phase II of a 3-phase process.
In Phase I, we gathered all of your ideas for potential uses of ARPA dollars in Guilford.
We grouped those ideas into six categories, and now, in Phase II,
are surveying everybody in the town on their category preferences.

You can fill the survey out online OR when you get it in the mail. Please only respond once!
The survey will close on October 20.

Click here to fill out the survey online.

Note that while we have gotten many of your ideas for funding already,
from previous applications, Select Board meetings, ARPA meetings, at the polls, the Guilford Fair,
and via our email address, we are still open for ideas!
So, if you have additional thoughts on how to utilize the funding,
please reach out to arpa@guilfordvt.gov, attend an ARPA meeting,
or reach out to a committee member directly (emails listed below).
You can also email with any questions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Guilford, like nearly every community across the nation, is the recipient of federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. Guilford’s total allotment is $630,464.13. These funds can be used for a variety of purposes in the community, ranging from covering losses from COVID to making investments in the community’s future. The Selectboard moved very quickly at the outset of the ARPA program and developed a grant process, which awarded $74,695.00 to individual households and businesses to cover previous losses.

ARPA Advisory Committee. The Selectboard then appointed a five-person ARPA Advisory Committee to make recommendations on how to allocate remaining funds ($555,769.13). The Committee will make a report to the Selectboard by November 30. All ARPA dollars must be obligated (have a target allocation) by December 31, 2024, and all ARPA dollars must be expended by December 31, 2026. All decisions for their use rest in the hands of the Selectboard.  What is the purpose  of ARPA funding? The Federal ARPA program provides governments across the country with the resources needed to:

  • Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with its public health and economic impacts
  • Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenue resulting from the crisis
  • Build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity

Timeline. The ARPA Advisory Committee’s process to assist the Selectboard includes three phases:

  • Phase I. Seek Community Input about Potential Uses for ARPA Dollars, August 1 –September 6
  • Phase II. Survey the Community, September 7 – October 20
  • Phase III. Evaluate Survey Data and Report to Selectboard, October 20 – November 30

Process. All Guilford residents are invited to engage in this community process. For Phase II, this means filling out our survey either online or by mail once you receive the paper copy. Please only respond once! The survey will close October 20 th . For questions, you can email arpa@guilfordvt.gov, or reach out directly to a committee member, listed below. Thank you!

Jaime Durham, chair, jaime.s.durham@gmail.com
Dan Killay, secretary, dkillay@gmail.com
Patty Bullock, bullockrp@comcast.net
Julie Holland, juliehollandpc@gmail.com
Vickie Sterling, vsterlin@gmail.com