American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan will deliver $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.
York County received $54,576,877.00 in two tranches from the US Treasury. The first tranche arrived on June 1, 2021, in the amount of $27,288,438.50. The second, and final, tranche arrived on June 9, 2022, in the amount of $27,288,438.50. York County has to obligate these funds by Dec. 31, 2024, and complete all projects by Dec. 31, 2026. This direct funding to local governments provides relief to “respond to” and recover from the pandemic. Eligible categories the funds can be used for are as follows:
• Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
• Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
• Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
• Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
• Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet
With these funds, York County’s goal is not to “spend” this money, but “invest” in projects (tangible items), capital projects, and/or infrastructure projects that will impact and serve our County as a whole as we continue to “respond to,” mitigate, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s our goal to use these funds to respond to the public health emergency, use provisions for government services, and make necessary improvements in water, sewer, stormwater, and broadband as it relates to cybersecurity. These funds will impact and serve our entire community; not just one area.
In accordance with Treasury's reporting and guidelines, York County has created a Recovery Performance Report (see below) to provide to Treasury and residents for transparency on how York County is investing these funds.
Recovery Performance Report
Engage with York County on Fiscal Recovery Funds:
Residents may provide their feedback and input on the county's SLFRF expenditures and potential expenditures via [email protected] or call 803-684-8599. This input and feedback will be considered on current and future eligible expenditures.