The Recovery Act represents a number of separate funding opportunities for which the City of Philadelphia is directly eligible, either by formula or competitive grant. In addition, grants to other local governments and authorities, which will be spent in and on Philadelphia, are significant and will benefit the city.
For each of the funding opportunities contained within the Recovery Act – whether formula or competitive – the City must identify exactly what projects and initiatives it will pursue with this funding. The federal agency or department responsible for administering the funding stream must then evaluate the proposals according to the established eligibility criteria. This also includes a commitment to complying with strict reporting and accountability requirements.
You can review the funding opportunities for which we are eligible and pursuing here (Recovery Projects). For each, we have designated the local lead agency and identified the relevant federal and/or state decision maker. We will be updating this information regularly and, once funding is received and projects are underway, we will post detailed project status reports.
City of Philadelphia Recovery Structure
The City of Philadelphia's Recovery efforts are coordinated through the Recovery Office, led by the City's Recovery Officer, Maari Porter — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery Office Staff:
Role of the City’s Recovery Office:
Role of Recovery Project Team:
The Project team has representation from each of the deputy mayors, the department of technology, the mayor’s office, city planning, finance, the City’s Recovery Office, city council staff and a staff member from the Office of Economic Opportunity.
The group meets on Monday on a bi-weekly basis. The meetings are chaired by the Recovery Officer, Maari Porter.
This website will be updated regularly to provide current and comprehensive information related to the City’s use of federal stimulus funds and the impact of the funding on Philadelphia. Please check back often to learn more about the economic recovery and how the money will be used to help Philadelphia.