Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provides a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. Union County has an allocation of $64.6 million.
The Union County Board of Commissioners and the County Manager invite residents, businesses, and community organizations to provide feedback about their priorities. Eligible use of these funds require that programs and projects must be tied to one of the following allowable uses:
- Support public health response
- Address negative economic impacts
- Replace public sector revenue loss
- Provide premium pay to essential workers
- Make necessary investments to water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure
Public input, transparency, and accountability are critical to Union County’s response efforts. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese by clicking here. To obtain a paper survey and answers to any questions, residents may call 908-527-4250 and ask for Monica Remelgado. A paper survey will be mailed or emailed to callers. The deadline to submit input is the close of business on Thursday, November 18, 2021.