Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NorCo to Receive First Installment of Covid Relief This Month

Northampton County announced today that it expects to receive the first half of $61 million from the federal government sometime this month. The second half of this money will  follow in a year. 

This money is thanks to the American Rescue Plan adopted by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden. Eligible uses include supporting public health expenditures, addressing negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, replacing lost public sector revenue, providing premium pay for essential workers and investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.

This money will come directly from the feds to the county. There will be no short stop by the state. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So McClure gets to pick winners nd losers and buy more votes with taxpayer m9ney. The guy does have luck.

Chris Moren said...

Anonymous ... no, he doesn't. The funds have already been allocated by the federal government and will be disbursed to the individual municipalities based on that allocation. For example, those of us here in Tatamy Borough will receive ~$116,000 (half this year, half next year). You can see how much your community is to receive by clicking here --> https://www.nlc.org/resource/estimated-local-allocations-in-the-american-rescue-plan/

Anonymous said...

9:35, ERTTTT!!! Wrong, but thank you for playing. Only part of the money is predetermined. McClure controls where most of it goes. So of the e60Million not all has been determined. His hired Economic people, meaning him, get leeway in where much of it goes.

Anonymous said...

Can some go to pay our school taxes for children who didn't go to school in person. Maybe a discount to the tax payer a?