The County received 50% of the expected funding in May 2021 and anticipates receiving the remaining funding in 2022. The County has until December 31, 2024 to commit these funds and until December 31, 2026 to expend the funds.
Total Funding Expected:
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 expects to receive more than $81 million through the American Rescue Plan.
The County is still in the process of gathering information to properly prioritize the most effective and intentional uses of these funds. The Berks County Recovery Survey allows the community to provide input about which focus areas should be prioritized.
The County will focus 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. A grant application for projects seeking potential funding is available below.