MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County and its 39 towns will share $8,415,816 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding out of $60 Million released by Governor Phil Murphy today for severely impacted county and local governments not qualified to receive direct federal aid.
Morris County will receive $2.3 million while $6.1 million is being shared among the municipalities. The funding is intended to help the towns deal with unexpected costs caused by the pandemic, including increased costs in health benefits, health and human services, public safety, overtime, equipment, and supply expenditures.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services also is providing up to $10 million to support the state’s County Boards of Social Services with COVID19-related expenses such as technology to adapt to remote work requirements, meeting the growing demand for services, and supplies and materials to meet COVID19 health and safety standards.
Qualifying expenditures for the municipal funding include public safety and health-related expenses, COVID19-related overtime, increased residential and health-related garbage collection and services, remote working technology, signage, and information technology related to the COVID19 response and recovery, and public health-related retrofit expenses for reopening.
The Governor said the allocation formula to determine the amounts provided used a variety of relevant metrics, including the municipal COVID19 infection rate, fiscal stress, the Municipal Revitalization Index (MRI), population, and public safety and health and human services expenditures share of the budget to determine the amount of funds counties and municipalities receive.
Funds awarded may not be used for government revenue replacement, including the provision of assistance to meet tax obligations. Eligible expenditures must be incurred during the covered period between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020.
A breakdown on the amounts provided to Morris County and each town in the county is below:
|East Hanover Township||Morris||$145,011|
|Florham Park Borough||Morris||$137,460|
|Lincoln Park Borough||Morris||$143,870|
|Mine Hill Township||Morris||$43,911|
|Morris Plains Borough||Morris||$71,609|
|Mountain Lakes Borough||Morris||$42,651|
|Mount Arlington Borough||Morris||$68,644|
|Mount Olive Township||Morris||$371,865|
|Parsippany-Troy Hills Township||Morris||$686,649|
|Long Hill Township||Morris||$96,558|
|Victory Gardens Borough||Morris||$23,304|
|County of Morris||$2,297,873|
For a complete list of how the $60 million was divided among all 21 New Jersey counties and their municipalities click here.