Hudson Commissioners Provide HRHC $1.6M Federal Funds For COVID-19 Services

The Hudson County Board of Commissioners have approved an agreement with the Hudson Regional Health Commission to provide COVID-19 related services to the County under the American Rescue Plan Act, totaling $1,625,000.

The County has been advised that it will receive $1,625,000 in stimulus funds pursuant to the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Plan Act also known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARP”). 

The ARP funds will be used for the benefit of Hudson County and its municipalities and eligible agencies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hudson Regional Commission provides the County with a wide array of services relative to public health, education, prevention, emergency preparedness and programs as the designated, Local Infrastructure Network and Communications System, Agency.  Under the County Environmental Health Act, the Commission provides consulting services, COVID-19 testing services, COVID-19 vaccination services, and other services relative to the County’s efforts to combat the effects of COVID-19.  

These services will be provided from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Hudson County Board of Commissioners approved the sum of $1,625,000 from the American Rescue Plan funds to the Hudson Regional Health Commission to provide needed services to County residents.