Releases Town-by-Town Breakdown
Tax Cuts for Families
Relief for Small Businesses & Restaurants
Benefits every Fifth District county & town government
Covers COVID-19 vaccines, expenditures, lost revenue from COVID-19
Direct checks to families
Lowers health care premiums for NJ families
Significant infrastructure investments
GLEN ROCK, NJ — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released a county-by-county and town-by-town breakdown of the direct federal assistance allocated to every local government in New Jersey’s Fifth District from the new COVID-19 relief package. Gottheimer helped pass the new relief bill out of the House earlier this week, which has now being signed into law. It includes direct checks to Fifth District Families, lowers health care premiums to help families, provides relief to restaurants and small businesses, includes resources to help feed children, rebuilds infrastructure and our airports, helps schools reopen safely, and provides investment to expand vaccine distribution in New Jersey and nationwide.
The county and town governments that make up the Fifth District will receive an estimated total $476 million from the new relief package.
“Our local communities have been on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 for more than a year now. Throughout this entire crisis, I’ve been fighting to claw federal resources back to every county and community to help hard-hit North Jersey. This new federal investment will help cut taxes and lower health care costs for our families, expand local vaccination sites, keep our teachers, firefighters, EMS, and law enforcement on the job, support our small businesses and communities, improve our broadband and water infrastructure, and help get our local economies going,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “From Paramus to Newton, from Bergen County to Warren County, and every Fifth District community in between, this direct federal investment will be the boost North Jersey needs to help get us over the finish line of this crisis.”
In total, the new COVID-19 relief package provides $350 billion to help states, counties, cities and tribal governments cover increased expenditures, replenish lost revenue, and mitigate economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gottheimer successfully led a bipartisan initiative to dedicate a portion of the state and local government relief to help address broadband connectivity in rural areas, like in Sussex and Warren Counties. Now, the package includes a $10 billion investment (within the total $350 billion of state and local relief) to help states and localities invest in improving broadband and water infrastructure, including addressing lead in drinking water.
The State of New Jersey government will receive approximately $6.434 billion in relief, as well as an additional $190 million to expand broadband internet across the state and to support infrastructure improvements.
When State and Local Governments Will Receive the Federal Relief:
State and local government recipients may use the funds to cover costs incurred by December 31, 2024. The funds will be distributed in two tranches:  50% delivered no later than 60 days from the date of enactment, and  the remainder delivered no earlier than one year later.
How State and Local Governments May Use the Federal Relief:
- Respond to the COVID-19 emergency and address its economic effects, including through aid to households, small businesses, nonprofits, and industries such as tourism and hospitality.
- Provide government services affected by a revenue reduction resulting from COVID-19.
- Make investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
- State and local governments cannot use the funds towards pensions or to offset revenue resulting from a tax cut enacted since March 3, 2021.
Bergen County & Municipalities in Bergen:
Bergen County Government: $259.73 million
Total to Individual Bergen Municipalities in the Fifth District: $53.28 million
Closter : $836,054
Fair Lawn: $3,231,447
Franklin Lakes: $1,092,244
Glen Rock: $1,150,005
Harrington Park: $464,638
Midland Park: $708,844
New Milford: $1,613,857
Old Tappan: $578,981
Oradell : $798,726
Park Ridge: $854,031
River Edge: $1,123,285
River Vale: $980,750
Rochelle Park: $547,055
Saddle River: $311,691
Upper Saddle River: $805,995
Washington Township: $901,379
Woodcliff Lake: $573,578
Passaic County & Municipalities in Passaic:
Passaic County Government: $97.33 million
Total to the two Individual Passaic Municipalities in the Fifth District: $3.78 million
West Milford: $2,586,552
Sussex County & Municipalities in Sussex:
Sussex County Government: $27.25 million
Total to the Individual Sussex Municipalities in the Fifth District: $9.26 Million
Andover Borough: $55,305
Andover Township: $576,623
Frankford Township: $520,729
Franklin Borough: $463,754
Fredon Township: $310,414
Green Township: $340,964
Hampton Township: $475,640
Hardyston Township: $764,836
Lafayette Township: $232,123
Montague Township: $358,351
Sandyston Township: $179,077
Stillwater Township: $380,159
Sussex Borough: $194,991
Vernon Township: $2,160,028
Walpack Township: $1,081
Wantage Township: $1,070,928
Warren County & Municipalities in Warren:
Warren County Government: $20.42 million
Total to the Individual Warren Municipalities in the Fifth District: $6.51 million
Allamuchy Township: $458,352
Blairstown Township: $559,040
Frelinghuysen Township: $213,459
Hardwick Township: $159,038
Hope Township: $182,417
Independence Township: $531,534
Knowlton Township: $287,624
Liberty Township: $275,247
Mansfield Township: $723,087
Oxford Township: $237,918
Washington Township: $624,069
White Township: $457,369