Morris County towns will split $48.6 million in municipal funds. Here’s how the American Rescue Plan will distribute that money.
Here Are The Morris Twp., Plains Shares Of The COVID Relief Money
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The American Rescue Plan will send more than $10 billion to the state and local governments within New Jersey. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package contains $360 billion in state and local aid to help keep essential workers on the job, assist struggling families and small businesses, and make critical investments in infrastructure.
The state government will receive approximately $6.434 billion plus another $189 million to expand broadband internet across the state. An additional $1.823 billion will be split among the 21 county governments and $1.741 billion divided among all 565 cities and municipalities.
“Our state and local governments have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19,” said Senator Bob Menendez. “They have been bleeding resources for over a year while costs have soared and revenues have plummeted. As a result, they have borne the brunt of the economic pain and desperately need help.”
The Morris County government will receive $95.39 million, while county’s towns will split $48,637,548.45. Morris Township’s portion will total $2,176,432.89, while Morris Plains will get $614,442.49.
The municipal funds can pay COVID-related expenses; cover lost revenues due to the pandemic to maintain critical services and avoid layoffs of essential workers; provide additional assistance to residents and small businesses; and invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
Individual Stimulus Funds
Now about that $1,400. Checks of up to $1,400 will go to individuals making $80,000 or less, single parents earning up to $120,000 and couples with household income of less than $160,000.
According to CNET, checks sent to direct deposit accounts could start going out the week of March 17. Paper checks could start being mailed the following week.
United Way of Northern New Jersey, a local nonprofit, can help area residents from low- to moderate-income household claim their coronavirus stimulus payments.
United Way and its partners created a secure online portal, accessible at https://uwnnj.org/freetaxprep, to ensure these households could receive free, IRS-certified tax preparation and filing services for the 2020 filing season. This year, the service includes assistance in claiming eligibility for coronavirus-related stimulus checks.
Those who were eligible for but did not receive their federally approved stimulus checks approved last year can claim them on their 2020 return through the Internal Revenue Service’s Recovery Rebate Credit.
Morris Township Committee reorganization Jan. 6, 2021:
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Morris Township Committee has two seats open on the dais and after a pandemic extended election style, Democrats Cathy Wilson and William “Bud” Ravitz will fill them.
According to the final tallies, certified by the Morris County Clerk the totals were:
- Cathy Wilson: 8,266
- William Bud Ravitz: 7,881
- Joseph V. Joe Calvanelli Junior: 6,446
- M. Sandra Sandi Garcia: 6,526