Investing in Monroe County

Monroe County received once in a generation recovery funding from the federal government. County Executive Bello is overseeing the investment of these funds to ensure they reach every corner of our community, supporting and uplifting those in need, and positioning Monroe County for the future.

With the unanimous support of the Monroe County Legislature, County Executive Bello passed a bi-partisan $100 million package that will fund 40 initiatives that focus on our community’s Public Safety, Public Health and Wellness, Economic and Workforce Development, and Sustainable Infrastructure Improvements. This once-in a generation funding package will impact diverse communities including youth, seniors, veterans, domestic violence survivors, and refugees. 

Key Monroe County American Rescue Plan investments: 

  • $7.1M to create and fund the Neighborhood Collaborative Project over the next five years, bringing wraparound services and neighborhood outreach directly to residents in their communities, removing many barriers those residents face in accessing critical services 
  • $3.1M to the Urban League of Rochester to create a wraparound program supporting underrepresented communities in distressed zip codes focused on training for in-demand skilled trades jobs 
  • $2.2M to the Healthy Baby Network to create a Doula program to prevent black maternal and infant mortality as well as a 15-week mentoring and educational course for fathers
  • $1.9M to the Veterans Outreach Center to fund the Veteran and Housing Services Project, renovating a transitional housing complex for unhoused and low income veterans
  • Investing $4.2M in innovative violence reduction efforts, using evidence based public health crisis strategies to combat violence.