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American Rescue Plan Act

News Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Mifflin County Commissioners Tentatively Approve Projects for American Rescue Plan Act Funding
Lewistown, PA - In March, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was authorized by the U. S. Congress and signed by the President. It provided $360 billion to establish a State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to allow for local units of government, including townships, boroughs and counties, to receive relief from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Rescue Plan provides relief to local governments to enable them to lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery. In addition to helping these governments address the revenue losses they have experienced as a result of the crisis, it will help them cover the costs incurred from responding to the public health emergency and provide support for a recovery. 

According to the formula for distribution, Mifflin County received $8.9 million. The funding allowed the flexibility to the Mifflin County Commissioners to hold a pre-application process through June 30, 2022 to accept applications from Municipalities, Municipal Authorities, Broadband Providers, and Non-Profit agencies for the use of the funds.  In total, the County received 67 requests for the use of the funds totaling over $32M.