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.