Millions In Funding For Camden County Towns Amid Pandemic
July 14, 2020
CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — Camden County officials are relieving some of the financial burden put on local governments by the coronavirus pandemic by allocating millions of dollars in federal funding to them.
The $3.2 million in grant funding will help towns purchase vital personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, and a variety of other tools for essential employees. The funding can be used to supplement unforeseen costs that have been attributed directly to their operational budget.
“Anyone working in government today knows we have seen a stark change in how we operate, and we have had to account for the costs of PPE, testing, and additional unforeseen needs at a scale we never would have pictured just five months ago,” Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “This funding is going to be necessary for our towns’ budget cycles, whether it is used for EMS overtime or to reimburse the outfitting of municipal buildings for public business in a safe manner.”