Townships received new federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to help deal with pandemic-related and other allowable expenses. On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department released an Interim Final Rule that provided direction on allowable users and reporting requirements for the funds. On January 6, 2022, Treasury released the Final Rule which goes into effect April 1, 2022. Prior to April 1, townships may use these funds in a manner consistent with the Final rule if it is more beneficial than the Interim Final Rule.

See attached Fact Sheet for guidance.

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