Preliminary information related to the recently passed Federal Relief Package was released on Friday, March 12, 2021. It was announced that the 936 million dollars would be shared among local governments in Pennsylvania with populations of less than 50,000. Newtown Township’s allocation of those funds is anticipated to be $1,936,231.

The Township should have ½ of the Township’s funds by June 9, 2021. The State will have it by May 10, 2021 and it has 30 days to distribute to municipalities.  The second half will come before March 11, 2022.  

What SHOULD It Be Used For?

This survey lists a few suggested uses of this fund and asks you to what degree you approve each of these uses. You can add comments that include other uses you would like to see the funds spent on. Note that this money is not to be used for daily operational costs, but rather one time funding opportunities focusing on capacity building, and infrastructure. 

NOTE: On Tuesday, May 10, 2021, the U.S. Treasury released an interim final rule for the American Rescue Plan. View a fact sheet on the 151 page regulation, which provides guidance about eligible uses of the funds.
 
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DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Newtown Township approved survey. Its purpose is solely to inform John Mack – a Newtown Supervisor – of the public’s opinion regarding this issue.

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