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Summary of Ideas List_Phase 1 IC Public Input_Summer 2021CategoryProject/ProgramArts, Culture, Tourism & EntertainmentFinancial assistance/revenue replacement for arts-based organizations and freelance/independent artistsArts, Culture, Tourism & EntertainmentBolster tourism and entertainment programming and incentivesArts, Culture, Tourism & EntertainmentGrants for expanded programming/eventsArts, Culture, Tourism & EntertainmentPreserve The MillArts, Culture, Tourism & EntertainmentAssistance for bid fees to attract events to Iowa CityBusiness Support - BIPOCLow/no-rent BIPOC vendor space and permanent diversity market space with commercial kitchenBusiness Support - BIPOCComprehensive BIPOC Business Support Infrastructure (multi-faceted capital, operating, training, administrative support)Business Support - BIPOCRetail space incubator for BIPOC/Immigrant/RefugeeBusiness Support - BIPOCCommunity navigator to assist small BIPOC- and women-owned businessesBusiness Support - BIPOCBIPOC Business Venture FundBusiness Support - GeneralSupport for small businessesBusiness Support - GeneralSmall business and entrepreneur financial assistanceBusiness Support - GeneralStorefront vacancy programBusiness Support - GeneralSupport local restaurant recoveryBusiness Support - GeneralHeritage business grantsBusiness Support - GeneralLocal procurement prep program to shift purchasing from national supply-chainsChildcare + Early ChildhoodChildcare Services - Provider Support (training, financial incentives, operating assistance, facilities, more providers)Childcare + Early ChildhoodChildcare Services - Family Support (stipends, transitional support when earning higher income, etc.)Childcare + Early ChildhoodExpansion of before/after school programming (hours and access)Childcare + Early ChildhoodPre-k educator incentivesChildcare + Early ChildhoodBus transportation for children enrolled in pre-k programCommunity & Economic DevelopmentIncrease UniverCity program fundingCommunity & Economic DevelopmentDowntown placemaking and business investmentsCommunity & Economic DevelopmentLocal landmark opt-in incentivesCommunity & Economic DevelopmentFund additional form-based code effortsCommunity & Economic DevelopmentHistoric preservation investmentsEssential Household NeedsFlexible, direct financial assistance (focus on those who did not receive federal stimulus or unemployment benefits)Essential Household NeedsPremium pay for essential workersEssential Household NeedsFood security + healthy food accessEssential Household NeedsEmergency household assistance - utilities and other essential servicesEssential Household NeedsFinancial assistance for specified unexpected pandemic expenses (medical bills, time off work, childcare, funerals, etc.)Essential Household NeedsImmigrant and refugee benefits coordinator / services and resources navigatorEssential Household NeedsLibrary for public resourcesSummarized List of Public Input Ideas (Iowa City American Rescue Plan Act Public Input Phase 1, Summer 2021) Government ServicesReplace lost City revenueGovernment ServicesTax reliefHousingLong-term affordable housingHousingRent, eviction, and foreclosure assistance - immediateHousingRent, eviction, and foreclosure assistance - long-termHousingHomeless services, permanent supportive housing, transitional support, and re-housing assistanceHousingEmergency home repair assistance: floor, roof, HVAC, utilites, etc.HousingLegal aid for tenant-landlord disputesHousingHomeownership and homebuyer support programsHousingAddress acute emergency housing crises (i.e. Forest View Mobile Home Park, displaced residents, etc.)Infrastructure - BroadbandExpand access and affordability to reliable, high-speed internetInfrastructure - BroadbandExpand free community WiFiInfrastructure - Roads/Sidewalks/BridgesInvest in roads, streets, and bridge infrastructureInfrastructure - Roads/Sidewalks/BridgesBike & pedestrian infrastructureInfrastructure - Roads/Sidewalks/BridgesHighway 1 pedestrian bridgeInfrastructure - Water/SewerInvest in water & sewer infrastructureInfrastructure - Water/SewerStormwater infrastructure projectsInfrastructure - Water/SewerRiver & creek clean-up and stabilization projectsInfrastructure - Water/SewerLead service line replacement programInfrastructure - Water/SewerPursue nutrient reduction capital projects at Wastewater Treatment plantInfrastructure - Water/SewerRemove old private sewer lines in the communityJobs + WorkforceBusiness assistance to increase minimum wage and re-hire after pandemicJobs + WorkforceWorkforce, skills, and trade training for underrepresented populations (BIPOC, women, etc.)Jobs + WorkforceGreen jobs corps / apprenticeship programsJobs + WorkforceJob creation/retention matching grants for businessesJobs + WorkforceRemote worker attraction programNeighborhood EmpowermentIncreased financial assistance and support for neighborhood-led initiatives, such as the Diversity MarketNeighborhood EmpowermentCommunity Center in South DistrictNeighborhood EmpowermentTargeted, comprehensive neighborhood revitalization programNeighborhood EmpowermentExpand capacity of existing non-profit neighborhood centersNon-Profits & Social ServicesComprehensive social services needs assessment and capital/facility planningNon-profits & Social ServicesAddress emergent needs / provide short-term fiscal stability for non-profitsNon-profits & Social ServicesAddress emergent needs for non-profits providing social and human servicesNon-profits & Social ServicesBuild long-term operational and capital capacity for community's social services networkNon-profits & Social ServicesInvest in services for people with disabilitiesNon-profits & Social ServicesExpand shelter offerings for women and children Population aged 65+Investments in The Center facility, technology, programming, membership accessPopulation aged 65+Financial/volunteer assistance for senior residentsPublic HealthMental & behavioral health services (including for those uinsured, with language barriers, and teens)Public HealthImprove health care access & affordability, including preventative medical and dental care and prescription medicationsPublic HealthCOVID-19 mitigation efforts such as vaccine incentives, facility ventilation, quarantine financial assistance, etc.Public HealthExpand Mobile Crisis operationsPublic HealthBolster Healthy Homes Initiative: including insulation, ventilation, weatherization, etc.Public HealthMedical debt repayment programPublic HealthGuidelink Access Center service expansion, including services for youthPublic HealthInvestigate health disaprities among BIPOC/women and invest in community navigator to perform healthcare education and connect more people to health carePublic SafetyCommunity and gun violence intervention programsPublic SafetyIncrease lighting in residential neighborhoodsRecreationExpand parks & greenspacesRecreationExpand outdoor recreation offeringsRecreationMunicipal golf courseRecreationCommunity recreation centerRecreationSeed "Maker Space"RecreationProgramming for adults with disabilitiesRecreationCitywide free swim lessons for youth under 18Resiliency & Climate ActionAdvance climate actionsResiliency & Climate ActionEstablish neighborhood resilience hubs / community centersResiliency & Climate ActionExtreme temperature resilience programsResiliency & Climate ActionResilience & Hazards AssessmentResiliency & Climate ActionPollution mitigation and climate adaptation investmentsResiliency & Climate ActionIncrease tree plantingsResiliency & Climate ActionElectric vehicle (EV) investmentsResiliency & Climate ActionHousehold assistance for energy efficiency improvemntsResiliency & Climate ActionCity-owned solar energy projectsResiliency & Climate ActionAdditional tree plantingsResiliency & Climate ActionBusiness grants for climate actions + energy efficiency improvementsTransportationExpanded public transit system (service hours, free fare, bus stop amenities) TransportationExpanded sidewalk snow clearingWealth & Asset Catalysts - Underserved PopulationsDebt repayment assistance & financial counselingWealth & Asset Catalysts - Underserved PopulationsCredit/equity building program, specifically for low-income and immigrants/refugeesWealth & Asset Catalysts - Underserved PopulationsExplore seeding community land trust / equity trustsWealth & Asset Catalysts - Underserved PopulationsAgrarian reform for BIPOC populationYouthFinancial assistance for teachers and classrooms impacted by COVID-19YouthLanguage support in classrooms/after-school programs for K-12 studentsYouthAdditional youth programming opportunitiesYouthSupport for low-income and ESL K-12 students (academic tutoring, social-emotional support programs)YouthFashion House - youth projectYouthTeen work program