DOVER — Using a secure process developed last year when the federal government sent American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 money to Delaware for its 55 non-county, non-metropolitan governments, the Office of the State Treasurer completed a second distribution to local municipalities to continue recovery efforts from the pandemic.
“The $43,956,383.61 we delivered over the past several days represents the second tranche of funds from ARPA for our local municipalities,” said Treasurer Colleen Davis in a statement.
As with the first ARPA distribution in June 2021, a dashboard on the State Treasurer’s website tracked the progress of the distribution process to Delaware’s 55 local municipalities. The dashboard can be found here.
Government officials must report annually on all of their funded projects, including descriptions, expenses and status, but many local municipalities had questions about how the money could be used.
The two-tranche distribution from the Office of the State Treasurer to Delaware’s local municipalities totals $87,912,767.23.