Sylvania Township trustees have authorized registration to receive funding under the American Rescue Plan Act.
It is estimated that the township could receive as much as slightly more than $3,1 million. The trustees have designated township administrator, Oliver Turner, to be the authorizing official and make the necessary submissions to the Ohio Office of Budget and Management in order to claim the funds.
The federal rescue act is intended to provide money for local governments to aid in long-term recovery from the harmful effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Use of the funding is limited to certain types of approved expenditures.
It is meant to support public health expenditures, replace lost revenue, address other negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, provide premium pay for essential workers, and invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
The money may not be used as matching funds for other federal programs, nor may it be used to pay for legal settlements or toward unfunded pension liabilities.
Mr. Turner noted that the program is looking for the funding to support long-term recovery.
Funding for projects must be obligated by the end of the year 2024, while the performance period is extended to the end of the year 2026.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Published Date: July 15, 2021
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