DCED confirmed that those municipalities with a population of less than 50,000 still have time to apply. While the extended deadline is July 29, PSATS and DCED strongly urge township officials to apply ASAP, and no later than mid-July to ensure that they receive their funds. As many have learned, the SAM.gov process, which is now required of all municipalities, does not always go smoothly and significant delays have occurred due to no fault of the townships. And remember, all federal and state sites are free! PSATS has provided detailed information on how to apply on its COVID-19 page, which is available by clicking here. Municipalities with populations of 50,000 or more must apply directly to the U.S. Treasury for these funds.
The state Department of Community and Economic Development has confirmed that more than 2,100 municipalities with populations of less than 50,000 have already applied for the American Rescue Plan funds. In addition, some townships have already received their funds and those approved can expect to see their funds by mid-July.
SAM.gov reminder: DCED is reminding townships that have applied to provide proof of their SAM registration as soon as it is received. Copies can be emailed to DCED at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your township, county, and 12-digit confirmation from DCED.