On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law by Pres. Joe Biden. This $1.9 trillion bill provided funding for municipalities as an infusion of resources to meet COVID-19 pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy as the country recovers. Norristown will receive $20,140,216 in economic stimulus money through ARPA!
Municipal Administrator Crandall O. Jones provided an update at the Municipal Council Work Session on June 15 about funds received, information about using the the money, and how to get community and council input on how to use the funds. Public meetings will be held to gather input before the submission of a list of projects goes before council for approval. Community input sessions are expected to start mid-summer.
Presentations: June 15 update to council and the public.