Subject: West Chester to Receive Over $1.9 Million in Federal Pandemic Relief
March 16, 2021
West Chester is expected to receive over $1.9 million in federal pandemic relief, Mayor Jordan Norley announced today. The relief comes through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds.
“West Chester residents and businesses have weathered a tough year fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re going to rebuild stronger than ever before,” Norley said. “With these funds, we can invest in our community and highlight our resilience.”
According to the National Association of Counties, municipalities and counties will receive funds in two allotments; roughly 50 percent will be allocated this year, and the remaining funds will be allocated at least 12 months after the first.
“I’ll be meeting with the West Chester Borough Council this week to discuss how best we can serve the community with this relief funding,” Norley said. “I know the value of prudent investment. If allocated properly, this relief can help lead to a stronger than ever West Chester.”