The County has until December 31, 2024 to commit these funds and until December 31, 2026 to expend the funds.
Funding Expended (See Dashboard):
In addition to the County of Berks' allocation:
- Berks County municipalities will be receiving about $96.7 million
- Berks County school districts will be receiving about $160.3 million.
President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law in March 2021, designating $350 billion nationwide to support immediate pandemic response, address economic fallout and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.
The County of Berks received more than $81 million through the American Rescue Plan.
The County completed a thorough process of information gathering to prioritize the most effective and intentional uses of these funds, which included a community survey and a grant program. Funds are now starting to be distributed and can be tracked in our ARP Expenditure Dashboard.
The County is focusing on leveraging our available resources and collaborating with community partners to ensure that these funds will create a positive, lasting impact in our community for all residents.