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Phoenix City Council Approves Millions in Federal Funds to Support Communityhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/1943City Manager6/9/2021 3:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1943/Newsroom_Default_01.jpgPhoenix City Council Approves Millions in Federal Funds to Support Community<div class="ExternalClassBEC4E5C901FD4CB9A123CE7203937747"><html>The Phoenix City Council <a target="_blank" href="/cityclerksite/City%20Council%20Meeting%20Files/6-8-21%20Policy%20Agenda%20-%20Final.pdf">voted Tuesday to spend $198 million in federal funds​</a> to support communities hit hard by COVID-19 including small business owners, workers affected by the economic impact of the pandemic, low-income families, youth programs and the arts.<br><br>The money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed by the President in March.  The money is designed to address the negative economic impacts of COVID-19.<br><br>The city is funding programs that address two priorities: financial investment in the community and city operations such as infrastructure, technology, and revenue replacement. <br><br><strong>COMMUNITY INVESTMENT</strong><br>The Council set aside the bulk of the ARPA funds, $143 million, to support vulnerable populations, businesses, and those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. <br><br>Some of those funds will be spent as follows:<br><ul><li>$28m: Financial assistance for low-to moderate-income families, including rent, utilities, and internet assistance for those in need.</li><li>$35m: Business and employee assistance programs including a new workforce training facility, tuition assistance, and services to promote job training and placement.</li><li>$31.5m: Care for vulnerable populations including mental and behavioral health support services for those experiencing homelessness, funds for veterans impacted adversely by COVID-19, and support for safe respite centers providing relief from the summer heat.</li><li>$5m: Arts and culture support including grants, worker support, and an arts internship program for student artists.</li><li>$28m: From early childhood education to laptops and Wi-Fi hot spots for students preparing for college, these funds would support youth programs including sports, recreation, and after-school programs.</li><li>$9.7m: Money would be used to feed those in need, preserve local farmland and support areas struggling with high food insecurity and hunger rates.</li><li>$5m: Fund for better health outcomes are focused on providing testing and vaccinations for COVID-19.</li></ul><strong>CITY OPERATIONS</strong><br>The Council voted to use $50 million for infrastructure, technology, capital needs and revenue replacement, including the following key areas: <br><ul><li>$23m: This money will be used to address key projects that were put on hold or made worse because of the pandemic.  For example, during the pandemic, residents needing to apply for assistance through the Human Services Department were unable to do so easily online because they city's outdated Case Management System doesn't allow for online applications.</li><li>22.4m: Unlike other Federal funds, ARPA funds can be used for revenue replacement, such as that experienced by the Phoenix Convention Center which was severely impacted due to the downturn in travel, tourism, and hospitality.  The funds would support the Convention Center's financial recovery efforts.  </li></ul>The city of Phoenix will receive a total of $396 million in ARPA funds over the next two years.  The recent Council vote only addresses the first payment of $198 million.  Spending for the distribution expected in the Spring of 2022 will be determined at a future date.<br><br>The city will also set aside $5 million in the event the federal government changes guidance to allow funds to be used in a new area of concern or if an approved program uses all its funds prior to the next payment from the federal government.<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerPhoenix NewsroomCity Manager@CityofPhoenixAZ #ARPA #COVID #COVID19ARPA, American Rescue Plan Act, COVID-19Dan Wilson602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/44/Dan_Wilson.jpgPHXCityManager

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/28/2021 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass095A3C4961DD4AB889634CEE913BAF7B"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/28/2021 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Thursday, October 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Library<br> 3635 W Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, November 1, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Parkway E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, November 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Maryvale Community Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, November 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, November 5, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, November 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> First Institutional Baptist Church<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1141 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> American Family Fields of Phoenix<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3805 North 53rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, November 8, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Mesquite Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4525 E Paradise Village Parkway N., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, November 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Friday, November 12, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, November 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Aeroterra Community Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1725 E. McKinley Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Portal to the Past Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2112Parks and Recreation10/25/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2112/Water Is Life.jpgPortal to the Past Lecture Series<div class="ExternalClassB2B286D587174BB5A96D035163F19783"><html> <p>​​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Explore Arizona's Water Heritage</strong></p> <p> <strong>Storytelling Performance and Panel Discussion at Pueblo Grande Museum​</strong> </p> <p>Join Cultural Coalition and Pueblo Grande Museum for two free programs exploring the most important resource to Arizona desert dwellers, from pre-Columbian to modern times, water. Building on the recent Portal to the Past Festival, these programs invite both families with young children and curious adults to learn more about the history of water in Arizona.</p> <p> <strong>“The Gila and The Salt – Our River Stories"</strong> family friendly program will take place outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum, and the <strong>“Water is Life Panel Discussion"</strong> will take place in the Museum's Community Room. </p> <p> <strong>Due to COVID considerations, each program is limited to 50 attendees. </strong> </p> <p> <em>Both programs are free and open to the public with an RSVP ticket available now at Eventbrite</em>.</p> <h3> Program Details: The Gila and The Salt - Our River Stories <br>Date: October 20 <br>Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm </h3><p style="text-align:justify;">Cost: Free via Eventbrite RSVP ticket *Space is limited to 50 attendees*<br>Where: Outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">A masked storytelling performance that narrates the stories of Arizonans in both the Salt and Gila Rivers communities and their centuries of water use in the Valley. Written and performed by Zarco Guerrero, artist and storyteller, and 2021 Arizona Humanities Award Recipient, this colorful, funny, and informative performance is enjoyable for the whole family.<br>Eventbrite RSVP - <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517</a></p> <h3>Program Details: Virtual Program "Water is Life: A Panel Discussion"</h3><h3>Wednesday, November 3, 2021</h3><h3>6 - 7:30pm<br></h3><p>​Cost: Free<br></p><p>Where: Webex<br></p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A conversation about the use of water in the community, it's history and the present situation of water sources in the Valley. Panelists from Gila River and Salt River Indian Communities, Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, and the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University. Moderated by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Webex Link: <a href="https://phoenixparks.webex.com/phoenixparks/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec809f7026f61377d98488367749ebdfe" target="_blank"><strong>Join the Lecture</strong></a><br> <br>For more information about Pueblo Grande Museum's programs, please visit <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901.<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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