County, Local Governments 'Waiting for Clarity' Before Spending Grants
Blair Co. to Receive $23.6 Million; Bedford Co. to Receive $9.3 Million
August 12, 2021
As part of the federal government's response to the economic damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic, state, county and local governments are being given grants in a program overseen by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury.
The grants come to local governments via a program called the American Rescue Plan (ARP), with the grants specifically under the "State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund" part of the ARP.
Other parts of the ARP included programs that many people are familiar with, including the "Economic Impact Payments" sent directly to individual Americans, changes to the IRS's Child Tax Credit,...