"The town of Normal values feedback from residents and we want to hear from citizens how to prioritize these dollars," town spokeswoman Cathy Oloffson said in a statement. "The survey outlines several broad categories of how the monies can be used, and respondents are asked to rank the priority of the categories."
A work session will be held in Normal later this year on how to use money based on needs in the community.
The survey lets participants prioritize "investment areas" on a low, medium, high, or "no" ranking. Open-ended questions also allow residents to state what they think are the biggest issues facing the town because of the pandemic.
It also includes demographic questions to ensure the town receives a sample that is representative of the community.
As the known death toll has grown over 18 months, a Tribune analysis of state and federal data shows how the pandemic’s deadly waves have evolved since March 2020 amid starkly different mask-wearing and vaccination habits across the state.
The program started with teaching parenting skills to adults while high school students minded their toddlers. Focus then shifted toward helping students develop the skills to become teachers, daycare providers, social workers or nurses.