News Department

Gottheimer claws back COVID-19 relief to Fifth District counties and municipalities

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Thursday released a county-by-county and town-by-town breakdown of the direct federal assistance allocated to every local government in New Jersey’s Fifth District from the new COVID-19 relief package. Gottheimer helped pass the new relief bill out of the House earlier this week, which has now being signed into law. It includes direct checks to Fifth District Families, lowers health care premiums to help families, provides relief to restaurants and small businesses, includes resources to help feed children, rebuilds infrastructure and our airports, helps schools reopen safely, and provides investment to expand vaccine distribution in New Jersey and nationwide.

The county and town governments that make up the Fifth District will receive an estimated total $476 million from the new relief package.

“Our local communities have been on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 for more than a year now. Throughout this entire crisis, I’ve been fighting to claw federal resources back to every county and community to help hard-hit North Jersey. This new federal investment will help cut taxes and lower health care costs for our families, expand local vaccination sites, keep our teachers, firefighters, EMS, and law enforcement on the job, support our small businesses and communities, improve our broadband and water infrastructure, and help get our local economies going,” Gottheimer (NJ-5) said. “From Paramus to Newton, from Bergen County to Warren County, and every Fifth District community in between, this direct federal investment will be the boost North Jersey needs to help get us over the finish line of this crisis.”

In total, the new COVID-19 relief package provides $350 billion to help states, counties, cities and tribal governments cover increased expenditures, replenish lost revenue, and mitigate economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gottheimer successfully led a bipartisan initiative to dedicate a portion of the state and local government relief to help address broadband connectivity in rural areas, like in Sussex and Warren Counties. Now, the package includes a $10 billion investment (within the total $350 billion of state and local relief) to help states and localities invest in improving broadband and water infrastructure, including addressing lead in drinking water.

The State of New Jersey government will receive approximately $6.434 billion in relief, as well as an additional $190 million to expand broadband internet across the state and to support infrastructure improvements.

When State and Local Governments Will Receive the Federal Relief:

State and local government recipients may use the funds to cover costs incurred by December 31, 2024. The funds will be distributed in two tranches: [1] 50% delivered no later than 60 days from the date of enactment, and [2] the remainder delivered no earlier than one year later.

How State and Local Governments May Use the Federal Relief:

  • Respond to the COVID-19 emergency and address its economic effects, including through aid to households, small businesses, nonprofits, and industries such as tourism and hospitality.
  • Provide government services affected by a revenue reduction resulting from COVID-19.
  • Make investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
  • State and local governments cannot use the funds towards pensions or to offset revenue resulting from a tax cut enacted since March 3, 2021.

Bergen County & Municipalities in Bergen:

Bergen County Government: $259.73 million

Total to Individual Bergen Municipalities in the Fifth District: $53.28 million

  • Allendale:                               $661,496
  • Alpine:                                    $181,140
  • Bergenfield:                           $2,684,392
  • Bogota:                                   $818,765
  • Closter :                                  $836,054
  • Demarest:                               $480,748
  • Dumont:                                 $1,720,635
  • Emerson:                                $746,172
  • Fair Lawn:                              $3,231,447
  • Franklin Lakes:                      $1,092,244
  • Glen Rock:                             $1,150,005
  • Hackensack:                           $4,340,685
  • Harrington Park:                    $464,638
  • Haworth:                                $333,302
  • Hillsdale:                                $1,012,479
  • Ho-Ho-Kus:                           $399,314
  • Lodi:                                       $2,391,660
  • Mahwah:                                $2,573,684
  • Maywood:                              $944,404
  • Midland Park:                        $708,844
  • Montvale:                               $841,850
  • New Milford:                         $1,613,857
  • Northvale:                              $483,990
  • Norwood:                               $569,059
  • Oakland:                                 $1,269,750
  • Old Tappan:                           $578,981
  • Oradell :                                 $798,726
  • Paramus:                                 $2,579,971
  • Park Ridge:                            $854,031
  • Ramsey:                                  $1,462,088
  • Ridgewood:                            $2,461,306
  • River Edge:                            $1,123,285
  • River Vale:                             $980,750
  • Rochelle Park:                       $547,055
  • Rockleigh:                              $51,965
  • Saddle River:                         $311,691
  • Teaneck:                                 $3,957,186
  • Upper Saddle River:              $805,995
  • Waldwick:                              $992,931
  • Washington Township:         $901,379
  • Westwood:                             $1,088,216
  • Woodcliff Lake:                    $573,578
  • Wyckoff:                                $1,664,741

Passaic County & Municipalities in Passaic:

Passaic County Government: $97.33 million

Total to the two Individual Passaic Municipalities in the Fifth District: $3.78 million

  • Ringwood:                              $1,198,237
  • West Milford:                        $2,586,552

Sussex County & Municipalities in Sussex:

Sussex County Government: $27.25 million

Total to the Individual Sussex Municipalities in the Fifth District: $9.26 Million

  • Andover Borough:                 $55,305
  • Andover Township:               $576,623
  • Branchville:                            $76,523
  • Frankford Township:             $520,729
  • Franklin Borough:                 $463,754
  • Fredon Township:                 $310,414
  • Green Township:                   $340,964
  • Hamburg:                               $307,565
  • Hampton Township:              $475,640
  • Hardyston Township:            $764,836
  • Lafayette Township:             $232,123
  • Montague Township:             $358,351
  • Newton:                                  $787,724
  • Sandyston Township:            $179,077
  • Stillwater Township:             $380,159
  • Sussex Borough:                    $194,991
  • Vernon Township:                 $2,160,028
  • Walpack Township:              $1,081
  • Wantage Township:              $1,070,928

Warren County & Municipalities in Warren:

Warren County Government: $20.42 million

Total to the Individual Warren Municipalities in the Fifth District: $6.51 million

  • Allamuchy Township:           $458,352
  • Belvidere:                               $251,573
  • Blairstown Township:           $559,040
  • Frelinghuysen Township:     $213,459
  • Hackettstown:                        $919,061
  • Hardwick Township:             $159,038
  • Hope Township:                    $182,417
  • Independence Township:      $531,534
  • Knowlton Township:             $287,624
  • Liberty Township:                 $275,247
  • Mansfield Township:            $723,087
  • Oxford Township:                 $237,918
  • Washington Borough:          $633,598
  • Washington Township:         $624,069
  • White Township:                   $457,369

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

Related Articles

Back to top button