PA Municipalities to Receive Final Pandemic Aid Allocation This Week

Source: Pennsylvania Economy League

Municipalities that received initial allocations from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in 2021 should receive their second, and final, ARPA allocations this week, starting Sept. 12.

  • Counties, metropolitan cities and local government units were allocated a total of $6.15 billion
  • Amounts should match the amount received in the first round
  • The federal government directly pays counties and metropolitan cities
  • Smaller municipalities (NEUs) receive their allocation from the state

Read the NEU Amounts Here

Municipalities can use up to $10 million to replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic

Other uses:

  • Support public health expenditures, funding for COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
  • Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet

 Source: DCED Programs COVID-19 ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funding