American Rescue Plan Act Funds
On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package, based on President Biden's American Rescue Plan, is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including public health and economic impacts.
Hampton Township will be receiving an estimated $982,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act, also known as ARPA. These funds will be distributed in two installments from the State, with 50% provided sometime in 2021 and the balance delivered approximately 12 months later.
The Board of Trustees is seeking your input and ideas on how to spend the ARPA funds in our community. These funds may be used to cover costs incurred by December 24, 2024. The purpose of these funds is to help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, address economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong equitable recovery. The U.S. Treasury released guidelines on how these funds can be used and there are four main categories for eligible expenditures:
- •To respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts
- •To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing premium pay to eligible workers
- •To provide government services affected by the revenue reduction from COVID-19
- •To make necessary investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure
Please note these funds can be used for more than one (1) project.
Below is information on How to Provide Public Input . This is your opportunity to let the Board of Trustees know how you would like to see these funds be used to benefit Hampton Township.
Discussions will be held during our Board of Trustee meetings on Monday, July 26 and Monday, August 9 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room in the Administration Building.
Board of Trustee meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m. each month. If Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held the next day, Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. We hope you can attend.