Another Eight Municipalities Receive Rescue Funds

HARRISBURG PA – More than $2.29 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds have been distributed to another eight Tri-County area municipalities, Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity reported. The money is intended to “address negative economic impacts due to the pandemic, replace lost public sector revenue, support public health, assist essential workers, and invest in infrastructure improvements,” the Treasury Department said.

Receiving money Wednesday (July 15, 2021) were:

  • in western Montgomery County, Collegeville Borough, $270,779; Skippack Township, $743,308; Upper Salford Township, $176,053; Pennsburg Borough, $201,749; and East Greenville Borough, $153,863;
  • in eastern Berks County, Bally Borough, $65,156; and Colebrookdale Township, $269,680;
  • and in northern Chester County, North Coventry Township, $416,531.

Some area municipalities have not yet gotten their share of the federal funds, Garrity acknowledged, either because they are scheduled in a later distribution or they have not yet applied for the money as required by federal guidelines. Other local municipalities that received money earlier are listed here.

Treasury will continue to pay municipalities “on a rolling basis as they complete the necessary steps to receive payment,” it added.

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