As you may be aware every Town in the country was awarded American Recovery Act money from the Federal Government. Union was allocated around $250,000.00 that we are allowed to spend by January 2024.
This money comes with stringent guidelines:
B. Statutory Eligible Uses
As a recipient of an SLFRF award, your organization has substantial discretion to use the award funds in the ways that best suit the needs of your constituents – as long as such use fits into one of the following four statutory categories:
1. To respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts;
2. To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to such eligible workers of the recipient, or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers who performed essential work;
3. For the provision of government services, to the extent of the reduction in revenue of such recipient due to the COVID–19 public health emergency, relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year of the recipient prior to the emergency; and
4. To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
The Board of Selectman and Board of Finance would welcome your thoughts on some projects we could cover. Please send any ideas to the Selectman’s email and the Board of Selectmen and Finance will give it consideration and see if it qualifies.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
DAVID D EATON
TOWN OF UNION