HARRISBURG, PA — Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that the fourth 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 134 municipalities totaling $19.8 million. Combined with the 1,751 payments made previously, which totaled $421 million, that means 1,885 Pennsylvania municipalities have received more than $441 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. Larger municipalities must apply to receive payments directly from the federal government.
Treasury states they 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.
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