The Mifflin County Commissioners are continuing their search for possible project ideas, interests, and needs throughout the community to comply with the eligible projects detailed in the American Rescue Plan.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) established a State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to allow for local units of government, including townships, boroughs and counties, to receive relief from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Rescue Plan provides relief to local governments like Mifflin County to help us lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery,” Mifflin County commissioner Kevin Kodish said. “In addition to helping governments address the revenue losses experienced as a result of the crisis, it will help cover the costs incurred from responding to the public health emergency and provide support for a recovery.”

Commissioner Rob Postal added, “Eligible uses of the funds include a response to the negative economic impacts, services to impacted communities, and infrastructure resources such as water, sewer, and broadband services.”

The Commissioners are gathering projects via a Pre-Application form to provide some basic information about the project.  The Pre-Application can be found on the county’s main webpage: www.mifflinco.org, or via tinyurl.com/MifflinARP.

“We are seeking ARPA eligible projects from Municipalities and Municipal Authorities, Non-Profit Organizations, and Broadband Providers, and we encourage questions and applications,” Commissioner Mark Sunderland noted.

“The Pre-Application process remains open through June 30, 2022.  Further information can be obtained by contacting Mifflin County Planning Director Mark Colussy at (717) 242-0887,” Sunderland added.