Residents and Businesses Invited to Help Inform Old Lyme’s Use of Federal Aid


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To the Editor:

Old Lyme residents, business owners, and organization leaders are invited to participate in the Old Lyme Pandemic Recovery Survey. The survey, which is available online at or in print form at Town Hall, will help the Old Lyme American Recovery Plan Act (“ARPA”) Committee assess the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the community.

Participants of the survey will be asked about the effects of the pandemic on their household, business, or nonprofit organization as well as their consideration of funding categories they feel most important for the community. A call for funding requests and/or applications will go out following the final analysis of the survey results.

The ARPA Committee is tasked with making recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for its allocation of the Town’s $2.162 million in ARPA funding. The US Department of the Treasury has issued strict guidance regarding appropriate use of these funds.

The survey closes Friday, January 7, 2022. The ARPA Committee looks forward to hearing the firsthand experiences of our residents, business owners, and organization leaders regarding the pandemic’s effect on our community.

Cheryl Poirier
ARPA Committee Member
Town of Old Lyme