Pennsylvania counties and municipalities could see a windfall from the nearly $14 billion in aid that will be delivered to the Commonwealth through the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act (“Rescue Act”).  While it will be welcome financial relief, counties and local governments should be aware of the rules and regulations regarding how those funds should be spent.  In fact, the Rescue Act rules and requirements will present similar challenges to the CARES Act requirements for local governments.

Last year, Zelenkofske Axelrod (“ZA”) helped nearly half of the state’s 67 counties navigate the regulatory issues related to the federal CARES Act financial relief package. All told, the firm helped counties successfully deliver over $400 million in CARES Act aid to their residents and businesses – with a 100-percent compliance rate.  That’s why McNees Strategic Solutions Group (“MSSG”) has partnered with ZA to offer clients expert guidance and counsel regarding the use of Rescue Act funds.

Ensuring that Rescue Act funds are spent correctly must be a top priority for municipalities in order to avoid the risk of having to repay the funds. When it comes to delivering financial relief to your residents and businesses, every dollar counts. For more information on how ZA and MSSG’s partnership can help you develop customized solutions for your county and municipality to navigate the regulatory environment, while also delivering critical financial relief to your residents, please contact Cory Johnson, with ZA, or Michael G. Musser, II, with MSSG.

Cory Johnson, Principal, Zelenkofske Axelrod            Michael G. Musser, II, MSSG, LLC

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