Share Your Voice!
9/28/21,12:00-1:00pm, Zoom
The Montgomery County Recovery Office is setting funding priorities for the $161 million in unrestricted aid to be received through the American Rescue Plan Act. Share your funding priorities and the needs that you, your organization, and community are experiencing!

Join Barbara O’Malley, the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Montgomery County, to learn more about the new Recovery Office, and share your voice and vision through facilitated breakout discussions. 

Thank you to Here for Us MontCo for co-hosting this discussion!
Background Information
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law. The $1.9 trillion package provides direct assistance to individuals and families, as well as critical funding to state and local governments and safety net programs impacted by COVID-19. 

ARPA offers flexibility to state and local governments, creating new opportunities for community-specific responses to current needs. Click here for the Here for Us MontCo overview of how the law impacts Montgomery County.

In July 2021, Montgomery County announced the creation of a Recovery Office to manage funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), specifically the $161 million in unrestricted aid to the County.  

Montgomery County is committed to utilizing the $161 million in a bold, innovative, equitable manner. The Treasurer’s office received $80 million in June 2021 and is expected to receive the second payment in 2022. Funds must be incurred by December 31, 2024 and expended by December 21, 2026. The eligible fund uses include these categories below with more information here.

  1. Support public health expenditures
  2. Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency
  3. Serve the hardest-hit communities and families
  4. Replace lost public sector revenue
  5. Provide premium pay for essential workers
  6. Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure 

Join us on 9/28 to discuss these critical funds and your COVID-19 recovery vision and priorities for Montgomery County!
Bucks-Mont Collaborative Member Survey: Montgomery County Recovery Office
Funding Priorities
Take this survey, and encourage others in your organization to do so as well to share their needs and priorities!

The Bucks-Mont Collaborative will collect this survey data to share with the Montgomery County Recovery Office; all responses will be confidential and are voluntary.
Additional Background Information:

The ARPA was the first piece of legislation in a series of actions to provide longer-term relief. The proposed bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would include around $550 billion in new federal investment in America’s roads and bridges, water infrastructure, resilience, Internet, and more, creating well-paying jobs. This Act has been passed by the Senate, and is now in the House. The American Families Plan would help families cover the basic expenses that so many struggle with now, including financing for universal pre-kindergarten, a federal paid leave program, efforts to make child care more affordable, free community college for all, aid for students at colleges that historically serve nonwhite communities, expanded subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, and an extension of new federal efforts to fight poverty.