More than 1,800 Wisconsin communities receive second ARPA Coronavirus relief payment
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR), in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), and on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, distributed the second tranche payment of American Rescue Plan Act – State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF) to Wisconsin non-entitlement units (NEUs) of government on Tuesday, June 21.
A total of 1,824 Wisconsin NEUs received a second payment of ARPA-SLFRF funding.
“The collaboration effort between DOA and DOR results in a distribution of over $205 million in relief funds to local governments in Wisconsin,” a release from DOR stated.
NEUs are typically Wisconsin towns, villages and cities with a population under 50,000. Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, NEUs could apply for relief funding last year. The payments were to be distributed in two allocations; 50% was distributed in 2021, and the remaining portion was allocated last month.
DOR said ocal governments are authorized to use their relief funds to support public health expenditures, address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, replace lost public sector revenue, provide premium pay for essential workers and invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure. Local governments can use up to $10 million – not more than their award amount – for government services, DOR noted.
According to data from DOR, Lincoln County received $5,359,617.00. Oneida County received $6,913,911.00, while $2,593,275.00 was allocated to Price County. $4,311,119.00 went to Vilas County.
“I am extremely proud of the efforts of our staff to ensure every local unit of government was contacted and made fully aware of the funding available to them,” said Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca. “As a result, 99.8% of Wisconsin’s towns, villages and cities decided to accept and have now received this funding for their communities. This is a remarkable achievement, and the Towns Association and League of Municipalities, who have been excellent partners with us, deserve enormous credit.”
To learn more about allowable uses of the ARPA funds, visit at www.bit.ly/3QVZ9yW.
More information and payment details can be found on DOR’s ARPA – State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds webpage at www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/SLF/ARPA.aspx.
Municipality Total ARPA Allocation 2022 ARPA Allocation
City of Tomahawk $328,659.26 $164,329.63
City of Merrill $947,041.08 $473,520.54
Town of Birch $61,963.78 $30,981.89
Town of Bradley $247,645.80 $123,822.90
Town of Corning $90,956.97 $45,478.49
Town of Harding $38,727.37 $19,363.68
Town of Harrison $84,467.52 $42,233.76
Town of Hill $32,865.93 $16,432.96
Town of King $88,549.60 $44,274.80
Town of Knox $34,749.96 $17,374.98
Town of Little Rice $31,923.91 $15,961.95
Town of Lynne $14,862.93 $7,431.47
Town of Merrill $308,039.56 $154,019.78
Town of Nokomis $142,977.25 $71,488.62
Town of Ogema $71,383.95 $35,691.98
Town of Pine River $185,996.02 $92,998.01
Town of Rock Falls $63,533.81 $31,766.91
Town of Russell $69,290.58 $34,645.29
Town of Schley $96,609.08 $48,304.54
Town of Scott $149,571.36 $74,785.68
Town of Skanawan $40,088.06 $20,044.03
Town of Spirit $28,051.17 $14,025.59
Town of Somo $11,199.54 $5,599.77
Town of Tomahawk $43,332.78 $21,666.39
Town of Wilson $32,447.25 $16,223.63
Data courtesy of DOR.