• Perry County Courthouse
  • 2 East Main Street, New Bloomfield, PA 17068
  • P) 717.582.2131
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American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was developed to fund critical issues facing county residents, businesses and organizations through state and local recovery funds that have been allocated.

Eligibility for grant funding must be related to COVID.  For more information on the American Rescue Plan please click https://www.whitehouse.gov/american-rescue-plan/

Eligible uses of these funds include:

  • Revenue replacement for the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, relative to revenues collected in the most recent fiscal year prior to the emergency,
  • COVID-19 expenditures or negative economic impacts of COVID-19, including assistance to small businesses, households, and hard-hit industries, and economic recovery,
  • Premium pay for essential workers,
  • Investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

Restrictions on the uses of these funds include:

  • Funds allocated to states cannot be used to directly or indirectly to offset tax reductions or delay a tax or tax increase;
  • Funds cannot be deposited into any pension fund.

Funding must be spent by the end of calendar year 2024.


Perry County is accepting applications from residents, businesses, and organizations interested in requesting ARPA funding from the County.

Applications maybe downloaded at the link below or picked up at the Commissioners’ Office located in the Veterans Memorial Building, 25 W. Main Street, New Bloomfield.

Applications will be accepted until October 29, 2021.



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American Rescue Plan Act Application