Norcross Highlights State and Local Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan for NJ
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Donald Norcross highlighted the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds that the U.S. Department of the Treasury is releasing to New Jersey as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These funds will provide vital resources for New Jersey’s families and communities.
“The coronavirus pandemic has devastated families and communities across the nation in so many different ways,” said Congressman Norcross. “The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in the American Rescue Plan will provide states and localities access to $350 billion in flexible relief funds to help struggling households and businesses build back better from the pandemic.”
New Jersey will receive roughly $10 billion from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, including $241.52 million for Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties.
- Camden County – $98,376,054
- Burlington County – $86,503,822
- Gloucester County – $56,646,874
The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide substantial flexibility to meet local needs. In addition to allowing for flexible spending up to the level of their revenue loss, recipients can use funds to:
- Support public health expenditures;
- Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency;
- Aid the communities and populations hardest hit by the crisis;
- Provide premium pay for essential workers; and
- Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
Congressman Norcross added: “I’m committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of South Jersey families and all Americans, and the American Rescue Plan funding released this week will help ensure a strong and equitable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. I will continue working with my colleagues on behalf of the people of South Jersey to ensure needs are met as we move forward to build back better.”
To read more from the Department of the Treasury, click here.
Contact: Carrie Healey, Communications Director