Erin Mendenhall
Mayor | Salt Lake City, UT

ARP: Salt Lake City UT, Bundles Child Care, Job Training

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced in October 2021 that she wanted to use $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to focus on young children. The funding would create “neighborhood centers” across the state’s largest city. These centers would be a combination of child care, job training, and assistance locations, enabling parents to receive services while their children are cared for. Mendenhall proposed a sliding cost scale where some residents could access the centers at no cost. Funding from the American Rescue Plan “can change lives and lifetimes,” Mendenhall told the Salt Lake Tribune in October 2021. “We can make an impact that creates an intergenerational cycle of progress, a pathway that truly enhances equitable growth for our communities.”

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Idea Category: Climate Change, Infrastructure | Funding Source: ARP

Formal Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity | Funding Source: ARP

SLC Digital Equity

Idea Category: Broadband, Education, Infrastructure | Funding Source: ARP