State Repressentative Jean Schmidt Issues Statement on Township Eligibility for American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (June 2, 2021) – State Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) on Tuesday, June 1, issued the following statement on guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury that will allow Ohio to decide townships’ eligibility for local government funding under the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

Jean Schmidt, State Representative, (R- Loveland) (File Photo)

“I applaud the federal government’s decision to allow the State of Ohio to decide townships’ eligibility for this critical funding,” Schmidt stated. “Cities, villages and county governments are essential in the work they do for their constituents and the important services they provide – so are township governments. I would also like to thank the state congressional delegation and the Ohio Township Association for their advocacy efforts. I’m looking forward to continuing the fight to ensure our townships are recognized as necessary government fixtures at the local level.”

In early April, Schmidt sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging that townships be eligible for the funding. That letter can be found here.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) act of 2021 is the same legislation which provided for the $1,400 relief checks for eligible American citizens. The ARP also provides additional relief addressing a wide range of other needs. 

CLICK HERE to see a FACT SHEET issue by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 

State Representative Jean Schmidt is serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 65th house district, which includes northwestern Clermont County.

For more information, contact Rep. Schmidt’s office at (614) 466-8134 or rep65@ohiohouse.gov.