RELEASE: Gottheimer Claws Back COVID-19 Relief to Fifth District Counties & Municipalities — Releases Town-by-Town Breakdown

Mar 11, 2021

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: [1] 50% delivered no later than 60 days from the date of enactment, and [2] 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 

Allendale:                               $661,496

Alpine:                                    $181,140

Bergenfield:                           $2,684,392

Bogota:                                   $818,765

Closter :                                  $836,054

Demarest:                               $480,748

Dumont:                                 $1,720,635

Emerson:                                $746,172

Fair Lawn:                              $3,231,447

Franklin Lakes:                      $1,092,244

Glen Rock:                             $1,150,005

Hackensack:                           $4,340,685

Harrington Park:                    $464,638

Haworth:                                $333,302

Hillsdale:                                $1,012,479

Ho-Ho-Kus:                           $399,314

Lodi:                                       $2,391,660

Mahwah:                                $2,573,684

Maywood:                              $944,404

Midland Park:                        $708,844

Montvale:                               $841,850

New Milford:                         $1,613,857

Northvale:                              $483,990

Norwood:                               $569,059

Oakland:                                 $1,269,750

Old Tappan:                           $578,981

Oradell :                                 $798,726

Paramus:                                 $2,579,971

Park Ridge:                            $854,031

Ramsey:                                  $1,462,088

Ridgewood:                            $2,461,306

River Edge:                            $1,123,285

River Vale:                             $980,750

Rochelle Park:                       $547,055

Rockleigh:                              $51,965

Saddle River:                         $311,691

Teaneck:                                 $3,957,186

Upper Saddle River:              $805,995

Waldwick:                              $992,931

Washington Township:         $901,379

Westwood:                             $1,088,216

Woodcliff Lake:                    $573,578

Wyckoff:                                $1,664,741

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

Ringwood:                              $1,198,237

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

Branchville:                            $76,523

Frankford Township:             $520,729

Franklin Borough:                 $463,754

Fredon Township:                 $310,414

Green Township:                   $340,964

Hamburg:                               $307,565

Hampton Township:              $475,640

Hardyston Township:            $764,836

Lafayette Township:             $232,123

Montague Township:             $358,351

Newton:                                  $787,724

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

Belvidere:                               $251,573

Blairstown Township:           $559,040

Frelinghuysen Township:     $213,459

Hackettstown:                        $919,061

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:                           $633,598

Washington Township:         $624,069

White Township:                   $457,369


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