More than $472 million disbursed over the past six weeks
Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that the sixth 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 86 municipalities totaling $8.86 million. Combined with previous payments, that means 2,204 Pennsylvania municipalities have received more than $472 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. Pennsylvania has more than 2,500 municipalities that qualify for these payments. Additional payments will be made over the next few weeks as the Department of Community and Economic Development reviews and approves applications filed before the Aug. 2 deadline.
Larger municipalities were required to apply to the U.S. Department of the Treasury in order to receive payments directly from the federal government.