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The American Rescue Plan: eligible uses, funding strategies and compliance for Pennsylvania counties

This article was originally published by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania in their fall 2021 issue of Pennsylvania County News magazine.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) signed on March 11 delivers $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial and tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, including $65.1 billion for U.S. counties. This represents a tremendous opportunity for Pennsylvania counties to help their communities recover and make a lasting impact.

In this article, our Pennsylvania government specialist covers:

  • The timeline to receive and spend Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF)
  • Eligible and ineligible uses for FRF
  • Public health and economic impact
  • Community assistance programs
  • Premium pay for Pennsylvania employees
  • Revenue loss determination and calculation
  • Using FRF for infrastructure investments

For more information, or to learn how Baker Tilly’s state and local government professionals can help your county, contact our team.

John W. Compton Jr.
Partner, CPA, CGFM
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