TROY, N.Y. (Feb. 4, 2022) — The Troy Now Initiative website and application portal is now live, the City of Troy announced today.
The Troy Now Initiative encompasses the City of Troy’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) projects and initiatives. Throughout this process, input from the residents, businesses, and organizations that call the Collar City home. The website, TroyNow.org, is available to learn more about projects as they are approved.
Additionally, the project submission form is available for all interested parties to apply to be considered for ARPA funding, should the project fit within U.S. Treasury guidance.
“The American Rescue Plan Act provides an immense opportunity for us to make significant investments to our city and to support those who are dedicating their time, talent, and knowledge to making Troy an incredible place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. “I strongly encourage any resident or business who is interested in applying for funds to visit TroyNow.org, research the guidelines, and submit an application. It is critically important for me that Trojans understand the importance of the Troy Now Initiative for our city’s future, how it will improve the vitality of our neighborhoods, and that this process will be transparent.”
“Outside of the major projects, we heard loud and clear from Troy folks over the past several years such as the Knickerbacker Pool and the home improvement program, I want to hear first-hand ideas and proposals from Troy residents, businesses and organizations,” said Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello, a member of the Troy Now (ARPA) Steering Committee. “As I’ve stated many times, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and public outreach is critical. So let’s set the foundation for present and future generations and get these monies into the hands of the people and our neighborhoods. The Troy Now community input form and website is now open for business.”
“The Troy Now Initiative will support neighborhood revitalization efforts in a collaborative, transparent manner,” said Troy City Council Member Sue Steele, a member of the Troy Now (ARPA) Steering Committee. “I invite every resident, business, organization, and interested party to visit the website, submit an application, and help build a brighter, stronger, more resilient future for our city.”
In the coming weeks and months, Troy Now will announce upcoming public engagement sessions to learn more about the project submission process and for updates regarding proposed projects.
The ARPA Steering Committee is presently composed of Mayor Madden, City Council President Mantello, Council Member Sue Steele, and City Comptroller Andrew Piotrowski.
For more information about the Troy Now Initiative, visit troynow.org or follow @TroyNowNY on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
I am very interested in this. We need help doing the mass food distributions in Troy and could expand them and help more people if we had more funding and help!