In May 2022, Mayor Scott announced an $11.1 million ARPA investment for the Department of Planning (DOP) to continue building an equitable and resilient food system. This funding supports five programs 1) Continuation of produce box distribution; 2) Increase online SNAP fruit and vegetable incentives; 3) Expansion of nutrition incentives at farmers’ markets; 4) MedStar Harbor Hospital’s Produce Prescription program; 5) Build the BIPOC local food supply chain by improving access to produce.
In November 2021, Mayor Brandon M. Scott awarded the Mayor’s Office of Employment & Development $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to expand workforce development and job placements throughout the city.
In March 2022, Mayor Brandon M. Scott allocated $4.9 million of Baltimore’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to complete the redevelopment of Lexington Market, for the 45+ diverse merchants who will call the new market home.
In July 2021, Mayor Brandon Scott established the Mayor’s Office of Recovery programs to be responsible for administering all aspects of ARPA funding and regularly reporting to the federal government, as well as the public.