The following priorities were developed by community members participating in the Pueblo ARPA task forces. These priorities are aimed at helping Pueblo mitigate and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cross-pillar priorities include better access to resources, job creation and retention, prioritizing mental health, and find solutions for quality childcare, that also enhance educational opportunities for our youth.
Cross Pillar Priorities:
Individuals and Households
Tourism and Hospitality
Childcare and Work Force Development
Quality childcare for 0-18 years
New and existing job expansion
Strengthening nonprofits - innovation and collaboration
Position Pueblo as a safe and healthy place to visit.
Providing opportunities for job access and job success
Equity approach in
accessing resources and services. Ensure that funded projects are not discriminating against any groups.
Fundraising to meet critical expenses and rebuild.
Improve access to wayfinding resources.
Prioritizing mental health overall and substance abuse
Access to Necessities (Food,Housing)
Wellness programs and activities including mental health, physical and outdoor activities
Small business aid sustainability
Support those organizations forced to close.
Catching up children and young people, who fell behind on education; supporting parents
Increase overall access to all resources.
Access to programs and resources for the underserved.
Keep business local and bringing more in
Provide resources to encourage local workers to join careers in tourism and hospitality related jobs.
Immediate and long-term access and navigation of resources
Help those most affected by COVID.
Small business resilience in the face of existing and new public health emergencies
Collaboration on marketing and advertising opportunities.