The American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocated funding to states, counties, and municipalities to cover costs incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Logistics about the timeline for payments can be found here.
Yesterday the Senate passed a Chapter 90 authorization bill. Chapter 90 funds are the primary source of funding that the Commonwealth provides to cities and towns for road maintenance and repair.
Local aid in the Governor’s proposed FY22 budget.
Local Aid totals for Arlington, Belmont, Boston Cambridge and Watertown.
The legislature and the Governor recently announced a joint commitment to avoid cuts in state aid to municipalities in the current fiscal year despite the state’s own loss of revenues.
The Senate has now debated and passed its version of the state budget. Here are some of the highlights.