HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County will conduct a virtual community outreach session, soliciting public input on the potential uses of federal American Rescue funds, on September 14 at 5:30 pm, according to Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners Director Susan J. Soloway.
Hunterdon County has received a $12 million initial grant from the federal American Rescue Fund (ARF) intended to provide assistance in responding to the public health, economic and other impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the federal Act the County will be allocated an additional $12 million in 2022.
Registration for the Community Outreach session and information on the federal grant and its potential uses can be found on the Hunterdon County American Rescue Fund Resources website.
“Careful decision making with regard to the use of the significant federal funds that are allocated to Hunterdon County should include comments and suggestions from the public. Commissioner Matt Holt, a member of the Board of Commissioners Budget Committee, stated, “As has been stated previously, the Board of Commissioners will approach the use of these monies in the same conservative, fiscally prudent manner that the County budget is addressed. There will not be a frenzied rush to spend this money,” Soloway said.
The Hunterdon County Community Outreach session, which will be hosted by the County’s Administrator and Chief of Staff, is open to those who live, work, or own a business in Hunterdon County. Those interested in participating in the virtual session can do so by registering on the Hunterdon County American Rescue Fund Resources website.
“I encourage all interested parties to join the virtual discussion, whether to share your thoughts or to just listen in. A report on the results of the session will be presented to the Board of Commissioners,” Soloway said.