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Bucks County Gets $61M in American Rescue Funds. Show Us the Money!

Bucks County Gets $61M in American Rescue Funds. Show Us the Money! | Newtown News of Interest |

UPDATE: On June 29, 2021, Newtown Township received $1,024,920.93 from the American COVID Relief Fund.


The money is in the bank. Bucks County has received $61 million, the first half of the $122 million it has been allocated by the federal American Rescue Plan Act.


County Chief Operating Officer Margie McKevitt said Wednesday during a commissioners meeting that the coronavirus relief money had been transferred to the county and now officials will determine how to best spend it.


The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan will pump the largest sums yet in federal COVID-19 relief into the county — an unprecedented $298 million combined for Bucks government and the 54 municipalities here, as well as the area's 13 public school districts.


All entities were due to start receiving the money last week. The balance of the funds will be sent a year from the first distribution, but no sooner.


McKevitt said the county will hold a roundtable Zoom discussion with social service agencies early next month and is sending a survey to county businesses to determine their needs.




johnmacknewtown's insight:

“It’s raining money from Washington,” said David M. Sanko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), in his opening remarks at a May 14, 2021, PSATS Town Hall webinar. Read “It's Raining COVID Relief Money! How Should Newtown Spend It?”:


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  • “Newtown Township to Receive $1,936,231 in Federal Relief Funds”;
  • “PA Lawmakers Have No Plan Yet For How $7 Billion in COVID Relief Can Be Spent By Newtown & Other Townships. But Maybe You Do!”;
  • “How Should Newtown Spend COVID-19 Relief Money?”;
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