More than $463 million disbursed over the past five weeks
Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that the fifth batch of payments under the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery program has been sent to qualifying Pennsylvania municipalities.
Disbursements made this week include payments to 233 municipalities totaling $22.6 million. Combined with the 1,885 payments made previously, which totaled $441 million, that means 2,118 Pennsylvania municipalities have received more than $463 million.
Current payment information can be found on this interactive map on Treasury’s website. The map will be updated as additional payments are made.
ARPA gave states the responsibility to disburse these federal funds to municipalities with fewer than 50,000 residents. To receive payments, eligible Pennsylvania municipalities must request funds through the Department of Community and Economic Development. DCED has set August 2 as the deadline to apply. Larger municipalities must apply to receive payments directly from the federal government.
Treasury will continue to pay municipalities on a rolling basis as they complete the necessary steps to receive payment. Pennsylvania has more than 2,500 municipalities that qualify for these payments.